Daily Presidential Tracking Poll
Monday, October 12, 2015
The Rasmussen Reports daily Presidential Tracking Poll for Monday shows that 45% of Likely U.S. Voters approve of President Obama's job performance. Fifty-five percent (55%) disapprove (see trends).
The latest figures include 23% who Strongly Approve of the way Obama is performing as president and 40% who Strongly Disapprove. This gives him a Presidential Approval Index rating of -17.
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Today’s Columbus Day, and Americans still think the discoverer of the New World deserves a federal holiday.
But at 10:30 a.m. Eastern today, we’ll tell you how safe Americans feel these days as the War on Terror drags on.
The first Full Measure-Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey finds that 56% of voters believe giving thousands of Syrians asylum will make America a more dangerous place. Rasmussen Reports partnered with Sinclair Broadcasting Group on this survey featured on Sharyl Attkisson’s new program “Full Measure.”
Seventy-two percent (72%) are concerned that giving the Syrians asylum poses a national security risk to the United States, with 47% who are Very Concerned.
Voters already question whether the government is focusing enough on the threat of radical Islamic terrorism here at home.
All eyes are on the Democrats’ side of the equation going into their first presidential candidate debate tomorrow night, but Donald Trump remains an odds-on favorite among Republicans.
The latest Rasmussen Reports Consumer Spending Index jumped seven points and appears to be the result of more anticipated spending on clothing, footwear and accessories.
See “What They Told Us” in surveys last week.
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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