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Daily Presidential Tracking Poll

The Rasmussen Reports daily Presidential Tracking Poll for Thursday shows that 49% of Likely U.S. Voters approve of President Trump’s job performance. Forty-eight percent (48%) disapprove. 

The latest figures include 35% who Strongly Approve of the way Trump is performing and 40% who Strongly Disapprove. This gives him a Presidential Approval Index rating of -5. (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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A federal judge yesterday sentenced former Trump lawyer Michael Cohen to a three-year prison term for guilty pleas to a variety of charges including campaign finance violations stemming from the 2016 election.

Trump on December 3 tweeted that Cohen “lied”  and “should…serve a full and complete sentence,” and 69% of voters say the president should not pardon him.

President Ronald Reagan said in his first inaugural address in 1981 that “government is not the solution to our problem; government is the problem,” and voters still agree. 

Most voters continue to believe the government has too much power over the individual citizen.

Several prominent Democrats trying to break out of the pack of potential 2020 presidential hopefuls are proposing new large-scale government spending programs. But voters aren’t big on these income transfer programs, and few think they will reduce the level of poverty.

As the U.S. national debt fast approaches $12.9 trillion and total unfunded liabilities approach $115.9 trillion, we’ll tell you at 10:30 what voters think about extending Medicare benefits to all Americans.  

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First Lady Melania Trump aboard the USS H.W. Bush aircraft carrier told Fox’s Sean Hannity that media “opportunists” who use her name or her family’s name “to advance themselves” don’t hurt her, “but they are writing history, and it’s not correct.”

After her trip to Africa in October, 59% of voters said they now have at least a somewhat favorable opinion of Mrs. Trump.

With beloved holiday songs and shows now coming under fire for supposedly inappropriate messages, many are wondering whether free speech is officially dead.

Fifty-three percent (53%) of Americans disagreed with the Boy Scouts of America's decision to admit girls into its ranks to prop up sagging membership, but with that decline and sexual abuse lawsuits, the 108-year-old organization is now considering filing for bankruptcy.

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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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