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Daily Presidential Tracking Poll

The Rasmussen Reports daily Presidential Tracking Poll for Tuesday shows that 46% of Likely U.S. Voters approve of President Obama's job performance. Fifty-two percent (52%) disapprove (see trends).

The latest figures include 21% who Strongly Approve of the way Obama is performing as president and 40% who Strongly Disapprove. This gives him a Presidential Approval Index rating of -19.

Results are updated daily at 9:30 a.m. Eastern (sign up for free daily e-mail update).

Coming out of the Labor Day weekend, the Rasmussen Investor Index which measures daily confidence among investors is up two points to 131.3, the highest level of confidence in seven years. Consumer confidence is at its highest level since early June.

Republicans hold a one-point lead again this week on the Generic Congressional Ballot. 

Nearly half of voters now want Congress to go through the new national health care law to fine tune it rather than repeal it entirely.

It looks like retiring Senator Tom Coburn’s seat will remain Republican in our first look at Oklahoma’s Special Senate race.

Arizona Republicans picked their candidate in last Tuesday’s primary. How does Doug Ducey stack up against Democrat Fred DuVal in the race to be Arizona’s next governor

(More below)

Is the Internet killing public libraries?

Americans think school shouldn't start until after Labor Day.

Nine weeks until America elects a new Congress, and 36 governorships are at stake, too. How do the Rasmussen Reports 2014 Senate Balance of Power rankings and 2014 Gubernatorial Scorecard look going into the final stretch?

(More to come)

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 +/- 3 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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