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Daily Presidential Tracking Poll

Monday, October 22, 2018

The Rasmussen Reports daily Presidential Tracking Poll for Monday shows that 47% of Likely U.S. Voters approve of President Trump’s job performance. Fifty-two percent (52%) disapprove. 

The latest figures include 34% who Strongly Approve of the way Trump is performing and 43% who Strongly Disapprove. This gives him a Presidential Approval Index rating of -9. (see trends).

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The Trump administration says it is waiting for more information as it juggles competing interests for the appropriate U.S. response to the October 2 killing of Saudi Arabian journalist Jamal Khashoggi in the Kingdom’s embassy in Istanbul.

Voters were less enthusiastic about the U.S. relationship with Saudi Arabia than President Trump when Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman visited the White House in March.

President Trump will be in Texas today to support the reelection bid of his one-time presidential rival, Senator Ted Cruz, who currently has a single-digit lead over challenger Representative Beto O’Rourke (D-TX).

Fifty-six percent (56%) of voters think Democrats are likely to take charge of the House of Representatives following next month’s elections but expect them to fall short of capturing the Senate.

But  looking past the midterm elections, despite Senator Elizabeth Warren’s bungled attempt last week to prove her claims of Native American heritage, the Massachusetts Democrat edges President Trump in a hypothetical 2020 presidential election matchup.

Health care is a major factor when it comes to whom voters will choose at the ballot this midterm election, but they continue to look to the free market, not the government, to solve the woes of rising health care costs.

Most voters continue to give the health care they receive a positive rating, but few hold the nation’s healthcare system in high regards.

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Analysts have pointed to the Federal Reserve’s rising interest rates as one of the factors in recent stock market volatility. We’ll tell you at 10:30 what Americans think of the U.S. monetary regulator.

Americans like Amazon but worry that the online mega-market will continue to put more traditional retail outlets like Sears out of business.

See What They Told Us: Reviewing Last Week’s Key Polls.

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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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