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Daily Presidential Tracking Poll

Monday, April 24, 2017

The Rasmussen Reports daily Presidential Tracking Poll for Monday shows that 51% of Likely U.S. Voters approve of President Trump’s job performance. Forty-nine percent (49%) disapprove. Overall approval of the president’s performance is at its highest level since early March.

The latest figures for Trump include 32% who Strongly Approve of the way Trump is performing and 39% who Strongly Disapprove. This gives him a Presidential Approval Index rating of -7. (see trends).

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The crucial presidential election in France appears to be heading to a runoff between the two top candidates, one of whom is far-right National Front leader Marine Le Pen who supports a French exit from the European Union. Last year just after the United Kingdom voted to leave the EU, Americans weren’t particularly worried about how “Brexit” would impact their country or their wallets.

Just 49% see the EU as an ally of the United States.

The threat of Islamic terrorism in France has been at the forefront of national politics there after a wave of attacks over the past several years. Americans aren’t confident that France can defeat terrorism within its borders and worry that Europe is losing the war against terrorism.

The United States dropped their biggest non-nuclear bomb on an ISIS camp in Afghanistan earlier this month, and while nearly half of voters still see the Middle East nation as a national security interest, they’re not convinced the situation there is likely to change. 

U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions said that he supports labeling the violent MS-13 street gang a terrorist organization. Find out at 10:30 a.m. EST whether voters agree.

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Earth Day was on Saturday, but while most Americans say they've done their part to help clean up the environment, far fewer see the April 22 holiday as a motivating factor.

Voters are all for President Trump’s order to federal agencies this week to “buy American, hire American,” even though many suspect it will cost taxpayers more.

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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