Daily Presidential Tracking Poll
Sunday, March 09, 2014
The Rasmussen Reports daily Presidential Tracking Poll for Sunday shows that 46% of Likely U.S. Voters approve of President Obama's job performance. Fifty-two percent (52%) disapprove (see trends).
The latest figures include 23% who Strongly Approve of the way Obama is performing as president and 42% who Strongly Disapprove. This gives him a Presidential Approval Index rating of -19.
Results are updated daily at 9:30 a.m. Eastern (sign up for free daily e-mail update).
Forty-three percent (43%) of Americans believe airline travel is safer in the United States than it is in the rest of the world.
Americans are now evenly divided when asked whether more government hiring is good or bad for the economy.
Thirty-one percent (31%) expect the unemployment rate to be higher a year from today, while 26% think it will be lower.
Just 25% believe Daylight Saving Times is an effective way to save energy. Forty-six percent (46%) disagree.
See “What They Told Us” in surveys last week.
The more someone snacks, the less likely they are to consider themselves a healthy eater.
Thirty-six percent (36%) favor a ban on disposable plastic shopping bags where they live.
A plurality (46%) of Americans believes the government spends too little when it comes to funding medical research.
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 +/- 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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