Daily Presidential Tracking Poll – Rasmussen Reports®


Daily Presidential Tracking Poll

Thursday, January 04, 2018

The Rasmussen Reports daily Presidential Tracking Poll for Thursday shows that 45% of Likely U.S. Voters approve of President Trump’s job performance. Fifty-three percent (53%) disapprove.

The latest figures include 31% who Strongly Approve of the way the president is performing and 43% who Strongly Disapprove. This gives him a Presidential Approval Index rating of -12. (see trends).

This is Trump’s highest daily job approval index rating since June of last year.

Gallup has announced that it is ending its daily presidential tracking poll which means Rasmussen Reports is now the only survey firm still tracking presidential job approval on a daily basis.

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Love him or hate him, voters agree Trump is setting the agenda for the country, and no one else is even close.

We’ll tell you at 10:30 how voters here think the president is responding to the ongoing violent protests in Iran.

Nearly half of Democrats think there’s a good chance the president won’t make it to the end of his first term in office, but two-out-of-three Republicans see four more years in Trump’s future.

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Voters living in so-called blue states are more likely than those in red states to have had their taxes raised in recent years and less likely to see an improved economic picture where they live.

In a May 2015 survey, voters in states run mostly by Democrats were more likely than those in Republican-run states to feel their state government was too big.

The majority of all voters have long favored a smaller government with fewer services and lower taxes over a larger, more active one with more services and higher taxes.

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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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