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Tuesday, June 12, 2018

The Rasmussen Reports daily Presidential Tracking Poll for Tuesday shows that 49% 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 39% who Strongly Disapprove. This gives him a Presidential Approval Index rating of -5. (see trends).

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President Trump in a news conference in Singapore early this morning, EDT, was upbeat about his historic talks with North Korean dictator Kim Jong Un but recognized time would tell whether the effort would yield meaningful denuclearization results.

Just prior to yesterday’s summit meeting, voter worries about a nuclear attack from North Korea were fading. But Democrats still feared the president was making things worse.

Not part of the initial agreement with North Korea, President Trump noted the possibility of removing U.S. troops from the South at some future date given favorable circumstances.  

Although voters are less likely to say the U.S. military is overstretched, far fewer now oppose pulling troops out of South Korea, and more support withdrawing troops from Western Europe.

Last month, 51% of U.S. voters were confident that Trump is on track to disarm North Korea’s nukes.

Forty-three percent (43%) of voters now think the country is heading in the right direction.

Meanwhile, Special Counsel Robert Mueller has spent $17 million so far investigating allegations of Russian collusion in the 2016 election. But nearly half of voters don’t think his probe is worth the money, and few believe the outcome will benefit the United States.

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Trump on June 4 rescinded an invitation to the Super Bowl champion Philadelphia Eagles for a visit to the White House after some team members said they wouldn’t make the trip. NBA stars LeBron James and Stephen Curry later said they wouldn’t accept an invitation if one were offered. We’ll tell you at 10:30 what Americans think of the practice of inviting champion sports teams to the White House. 

The annual Miss America pageant has announced that it is scrapping the swimsuit competition and will no longer judge contestants on the basis of their physical appearance. Most Americans have watched the competition in the past and say the new rules won’t change their viewing habits. But for some, the change means they’ll likely tune out.

Former President Bill Clinton had an embarrassing #MeToo moment last week in a televised interview, claiming he, too, was a victim of the sex scandal that led to his impeachment. But most voters disagree and see Clinton as a sexual offender instead.

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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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