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Daily Presidential Tracking Poll

Tuesday, July 26, 2016

The Rasmussen Reports daily Presidential Tracking Poll for Tuesday shows that 48% of Likely U.S. Voters approve of President Obama's job performance. Fifty percent (50%) disapprove (see trends).

The latest figures include 29% of who Strongly Approve of the way Obama is performing as president and 39% who Strongly Disapprove. This gives him a Presidential Approval Index rating of -10.

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Republican Joe Heck holds a nine-point lead over Democrat Catherine Cortez Masto in our first look at the race to replace retiring U.S. Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid in Nevada. 

Rasmussen Reports will release its first look at the presidential race in Nevada at noon Eastern today.

Heading into the 2016 Democratic National Convention this week, the party’s progressive wing has a lot to be fired up about, and it's not the party's nominee.

We’ll tell you at 10:30 this morning how voters rate the Clinton campaign’s outreach to supporters of Bernie Sanders and whether they think it’s working.

Sanders endorsed Hillary Clinton at last night’s Democratic National Convention. But just 24% of Democrats said late last month that they are more likely to vote for Clinton because of his announcement that he will vote for her in the general election.

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As voters prepare to choose another president, just 24% think the country is headed in the right direction.

Television, primarily cable, still reigns supreme for political news among voters.

Political conservatives have charged in recent months that major social media sites like Facebook and Twitter are censoring their points of view. Regular users of those sites, especially those under the age of 40, strongly disagree with any attempts to close down free speech.

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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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We conduct public opinion polls on a variety of topics to inform our audience on events in the news and other topics of interest. To ensure editorial control and independence, we pay for the polls ourselves and generate revenue through the sale of subscriptions, sponsorships, and advertising. Nightly polling on politics, business and lifestyle topics provides the content to update the Rasmussen Reports web site many times each day. If it's in the news, it's in our polls. Additionally, the data drives a daily update newsletter and various media outlets across the country.

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