Daily Presidential Tracking Poll
Monday, December 09, 2013
The Rasmussen Reports daily Presidential Tracking Poll for Monday 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 24% who Strongly Approve of the way Obama is performing as president and 44% who Strongly Disapprove. This gives him a Presidential Approval Index rating of -20.
Results are updated daily at 9:30 a.m. Eastern (sign up for free daily e-mail update).
Forty-seven percent (47%) of voters now view the new national health care law Very Unfavorably, a high for the year. Only 33% still believe the government should require every health insurance plan to cover the exact same set of procedures, the lowest level of support to date.
Sixty-one percent (61%) expect government spending to go up under Obama, the highest finding in three years, but 55% think spending increases hurt the economy.
What are the chances that Congress and the president will cut the budget and avoid another government shutdown come January? Rasmussen Reports releases new numbers on the budget debate in Washington, DC, at 10:30 am Eastern.
Seventy-five percent (75%) of voters think China is a bigger threat to the United States economically than militarily.
Sixty-four percent (64%) believe the U.S. military should be allowed to offer citizenship to non-citizens who are willing to serve and do so honorably for at least five years.
Fifty-two percent (52%) of men and 53% of women believe women in the military should be allowed to fight on the front lines and perform all the combat roles that men do.
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 +/- 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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