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Daily Presidential Tracking Poll

The Rasmussen Reports daily Presidential Tracking Poll for Monday shows that 45% of Likely U.S. Voters approve of President Trump’s job performance. Fifty-four percent (54%) disapprove.

The latest figures include 28% who Strongly Approve of the way Trump is performing and 44% who Strongly Disapprove. This gives him a Presidential Approval Index rating of -16. (see trends).

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

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Voters have made it clear every since the passage of Obamacare in March 2010 that they want changes in the health care law.  But Republican intraparty bickering has stopped the first effort to repeal and replace the law.

While most Democrats and unaffiliated voters worry that the law will be changed too much, the majority of Republicans fear Obamacare won’t be changed enough.

Now the president and congressional Republicans are moving on to tax reform in hopes of making big change by August. Voters tend to see cutting the corporate tax rate as an economic plus but are evenly divided over Trump’s plan to cut it by over half.

As the economy continues to improve, the Federal Reserve Board has begun raising interest rates for the first time in years. We’ll tell what voters think about the Fed at 10:30.

The rape of a 14-year-old girl in a Maryland suburban high school by two older students who were in this country illegally has moved the sanctuary city debate back on the front burner. Most voters don’t want to live in a community that shields illegal immigrants from the government, and many question the safety of such communities.

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Americans have put the brakes on doing their income taxes after getting off to a record start. Maybe the income tax pace has slowed because they’re more worried about being audited.

While ride-sharing apps like Uber and Lyft are gaining popularity - and notoriety - across the country, the vast majority of Americans say they seldom, if ever, use either service.

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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