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Daily Presidential Tracking Poll

The Rasmussen Reports daily Presidential Tracking Poll for Monday shows that 52% of Likely U.S. Voters approve of President Obama's job performance. Forty-six percent (46%) disapprove.

The latest figures include 32% of who Strongly Approve of the way Obama is performing as president and 35% who Strongly Disapprove. This gives him a Presidential Approval Index rating of -3 (see trends).

Regular updates are posted Monday through Friday at 9:30 a.m. Eastern (sign up for free daily e-mail update).

Donald Trump still has the edge in Rasmussen Reports’ latest White House Watch. 

Most voters continue to disagree with the FBI's decision not to seek a criminal indictment of Hillary Clinton over her mishandling of classified information when she was secretary of State, and even more rate the issue as important to their vote.

Both major parties have expressed concern about possible election irregularities. We’ll tell you at 10:30 this morning how serious a concern voter fraud is to voters and whether they think Trump should agree to accept the election results before they are counted.

Most voters aren’t buying the Democrats’ story that the Russians are trying to manipulate the election for Trump but do think the U.S. media is trying to swing things for Clinton.

Eighty percent (80%) of voters believe this year’s presidential campaign is more negative than past campaigns.

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While public anti-police protests are the new normal at sporting events, the ACLU claims a ceremony Friday night honoring law enforcement, military and first responders before a high school football game in New Jersey sends “a frightening message.” More Americans than ever, however, say their local police officers are doing a good job,  and most voters think attacks on cops and first responders should be prosecuted as hate crimes.

It’s that time of year again, and the Nobel Prize committee in Sweden has been announcing its annual winners in the sciences and the arts. But what does America think of the Nobel Prize?

See “What They Told Us” in surveys last week.

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Some readers wonder how we come up with our job approval ratings for the president since they often don’t show as dramatic a change as some other pollsters do. It depends on how you ask the question and whom you ask.

To get a sense of longer-term job approval trends for the president, Rasmussen Reports compiles our tracking data on a full month-by-month basis.

Rasmussen Reports has been a pioneer in the use of automated telephone polling techniques, but many other firms still utilize their own operator-assisted technology (see methodology).

Daily tracking results are collected via telephone surveys of 500 likely voters per night and reported on a three-day rolling average basis. To reach those who have abandoned traditional landline telephones, Rasmussen Reports uses an online survey tool to interview randomly selected participants from a demographically diverse panel. The margin of sampling error for the full sample of 1,500 Likely Voters is +/- 2.5 percentage points with a 95% level of confidence. Results are also compiled on a full-week basis and crosstabs for full-week results are available for Platinum Members.

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