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Daily Presidential Tracking Poll

Wednesday, September 02, 2015

The Rasmussen Reports daily Presidential Tracking Poll for Tuesday shows that 47% of Likely U.S. Voters approve of President Obama's job performance. Fifty-three percent (53%) disapprove (see trends).

The latest figures include 24% who Strongly Approve of the way Obama is performing as president and 41% who Strongly Disapprove. This gives him a Presidential Approval Index rating of -17.

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Yes, black lives matter, but don’t all lives matter? That seems to be the subject of some political dispute.

The president’s overall monthly approval fell to a low for the year in August. 

Voters still think the president and Hillary Clinton agree on most things, but do they still expect Obama to endorse Clinton to be the next Democratic presidential nominee?

Only 26% of voters think the country is headed in the right direction, a finding that has been trending down for several weeks now.

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Eighty percent (80%) of voters believe illegal immigration is a serious problem in this country, with 50% who describe it as a Very Serious one.

By comparison, 63% say global warming is a serious problem, with 35% who view it as Very Serious.

It’s back-to-school time across the country. But how do Americans feel about the schools these days and the graduates they are turning out?

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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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