Daily Presidential Tracking Poll
Sunday, September 21, 2014
The Rasmussen Reports daily Presidential Tracking Poll for Sunday 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 19% 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 -21.
Results are updated daily at 9:30 a.m. Eastern (sign up for free daily e-mail update).
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Fifty-seven percent (57%) of voters view the radical Islamic group ISIS as a bigger national security concern than the continuing illegal immigration problem. Thirty percent (30%) see illegal immigration as the bigger security concern. Thirteen percent (13%) are undecided.
Consumer confidence remains down.
Among voters under 40, 62% say their political views are more like Hillary Clinton’s than Sarah Palin’s. Just 19% say they are most like Palin’s. Among voters 40 and older, however, it’s a near tie between Clinton and Palin.
(More to come)
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 +/- 3 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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