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The Rasmussen Reports daily Presidential Tracking Poll for Wednesday shows that 48% of Likely U.S. Voters approve of President Trump’s job performance. Fifty percent (50%) disapprove. 

The latest figures include 34% who Strongly Approve of the way Trump is performing and 41% who Strongly Disapprove. This gives him a Presidential Approval Index rating of -7. (see trends).

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

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The Trump administration’s handling of illegal immigrants on the southern U.S. border and its willingness to enforce laws that separate children from their parents churned news yesterday.

A federal judge ruled earlier this month that the Trump administration cannot deny Philadelphia grant money because of its status as a sanctuary city that protects illegal immigrants from federal immigration authorities. Half of voters continue to oppose their community declaring itself a sanctuary community, with many who think such communities are less safe.

Stock markets recoiled slightly yesterday after Trump’s threat Monday to add new tariffs on Chinese goods if it retaliates to recently imposed U.S. tariffs of metal imports.

However, U.S. economic indicators are strong, and despite reports that inflation is at a six-year high, Americans remain upbeat about the economy.

Meanwhile, just over half of voters continue to believe some of the nation’s top cops may have acted illegally to keep Trump from being elected. Those most familiar with a just-released Justice Department internal report detailing high-level political bias are even more convinced that there was wrongdoing.

Whether they portray him as a hero or villain, we’ll tell you at 10:30 which medium voters rely on most for their news about Trump.

Democrats maintain a slight lead on this week’s Rasmussen Reports Generic Congressional Ballot.

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The good…

Facebook announced last month that it is launching a dating app which could be good news for the social network since Americans look more favorably these days on dating sites.

The bad…

Months after the #MeToo movement initially burst onto the scene, new allegations continue to surface against public figures like New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman who quickly resigned from office. But most voters still feel that sexual harassment is more a media phenomenon than a growing problem, and a 49% believe politicians accused of it will bounce back into politics.

And the Ugly…

The #MeToo movement finally caught up with former President Bill Clinton’s scandalous relationship with White House intern Monica Lewinsky 20 years ago, the subject of this week’s Rasmussen Minute.

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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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