Daily Presidential Tracking Poll
Sunday, January 25, 2015
The Rasmussen Reports daily Presidential Tracking Poll for Monday shows that 48% of Likely U.S. Voters approve of President Obama's job performance. Fifty-one percent (51%) disapprove (see trends).
The latest figures include 25% who Strongly Approve of the way Obama is performing as president and 38% who Strongly Disapprove. This gives him a Presidential Approval Index rating of -13.
It appears that the boomlet of approval following the president’s State of the Union address last Tuesday evening is over.
Regular updates are posted daily at 9:30 a.m. Eastern (sign up for free daily e-mail update).
Economic approval is another story. Consumer and investor confidence hit new highs yesterday, and investor confidence has climbed even higher today.
When it comes to the War on Terror, however, voters are less confident than ever that the United States and its allies are winning.
We’ll tell you at 10:30 a.m. Eastern today how voters think that may be impacted by the death of the longtime king of Saudi Arabia.
At noon, find out how Massachusetts Senator Elizabeth Warren does among Likely Democratic Voters in a head-to-head matchup with Hillary Clinton.
Americans still say violence is the biggest problem with movies today and think that on-screen action causes more violence in society.
But only 15% think the criticism of the blockbuster film "American Sniper" by people like filmmaker Michael Moore and actor Seth Rogen is primarily motivated by a concern that the film glorifies violence.
See “What They Told Us” in surveys last week.
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 400 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 1,200 Likely Voters is +/- 3 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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