Daily Presidential Tracking Poll
Thursday, July 19, 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-four percent (54%) disapprove.
The latest figures include 31% who Strongly Approve of the way the president is performing and 45% who Strongly Disapprove. This gives him a Presidential Approval Index rating of -14. (see trends).
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We know what the media thinks. So let’s find out at 10:30 this morning how voters feel about the president’s summit meeting earlier this week with Russian President Vladimir Putin.
Voters continue to worry about the Trump administration's alleged Russia connection, but worries about illegal immigration have climbed near the top of the list of voter concerns as well.
Just before the summit, 40% said Russia is an enemy of the United States, and just
21% felt the U.S.-Russian relationship will be better a year from now.
Most voters continue to believe that Congress doesn’t care what they think and is much more interested in pleasing the media.
Most voters remain angry at the media.
Perhaps in part that's because even more voters believe the media is biased against President Trump.
Democrats continue to lead Republicans on this week’s Rasmussen Reports Generic Congressional Ballot.
Sixty-two percent (62%) of all voters think a government that is too powerful is a bigger danger than one that isn’t powerful enough.
Sixty-seven percent (67%) think most Americans want the government to have less power and money than it does today, but 66% believe most politicians want the government to have morepower and money.
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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