Daily Presidential Tracking Poll
Friday, August 28, 2015
The Rasmussen Reports daily Presidential Tracking Poll for Friday shows that 46% of Likely U.S. Voters approve of President Obama's job performance. Fifty-three percent (53%) disapprove (see trends).
The latest figures include 23% who Strongly Approve of the way Obama is performing as president and 42% who Strongly Disapprove. This gives him a Presidential Approval Index rating of -19.
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Republican presidential frontrunner Donald Trump during the first pre-primary debate reiterated a point he’s made throughout his campaign that “the big problem this country has is being politically correct."
Most Americans strongly agree.
Sixty-two percent (62%) of voters think most school textbooks put political correctness ahead of accuracy.
The summer meeting of the Democratic National Committee is expected to hear from the party’s presidential candidates today, but the contest for the 2016 nomination is still Hillary Clinton’s to lose. Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders has surged significantly in Rasmussen Reports' latest look at the Democratic presidential race, but Clinton still leads him by a two-to-one margin.
Politically, Massachusetts Senator Elizabeth Warren is Bernie Sanders with charisma. With Clinton’s growing legal troubles, do Democrats think Warren should reconsider and jump into the presidential race?
Do most Americans expect low gas prices to last?
Should school take up more of a student's day?
Just 21% of voters think U.S. public schools provide a world-class education for students.
60% say most high school graduates are not prepared for college or the workforce.
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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