The Rasmussen Reports daily Presidential Tracking Poll for Tuesday shows that 45% of Likely U.S. Voters approve of President Trump’s job performance. Fifty-five percent (55%) disapprove.
The latest figures include 27% who Strongly Approve of the way Trump is performing and 44% who Strongly Disapprove. This gives him a Presidential Approval Index rating of -17. (see trends).
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Thirty-eight percent (38%) of voters think the country is headed in the right direction. This finding continues to fall after reaching a high of 47% just after Trump’s inauguration in January. It ran in the mid- to high 20s for most of last year.
Following the latest terrorist outrage, this time in London, we’ll tell you at 10:30 how Americans think the war on terror is going these days.
The president is expected to sign an executive order today promoting domestic fossil fuel production and undoing many of the initiatives President Obama ordered to combat global warming. Just 25% of voters believe the scientific debate over global warming is over, but 53% think the government is not doing enough to combat the perceived problem.
In response to the growing economy, the Federal Reserve Board is cautiously raising interest rates for the first time in years. Voters are slightly less wary of the economic power the Fed chairman has, but most still think the Fed is too cozy with big banking interests.
The Justice Department has officially announced that sanctuary cities are violating federal laws and could lose billions of dollars in taxpayer-funded grants if they continue to thwart efforts to deport illegal immigrants. Most voters don’t want to live in a sanctuary community, and many question the safety of such communities.
They still have doubts, but Americans are more confident these days that they aren't being overtaxed.
Still, they’ve slowed down on paying their taxes with less than a month to go until Tax Day.
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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