Daily Presidential Tracking Poll
Friday, October 02, 2015
The Rasmussen Reports daily Presidential Tracking Poll for Friday shows that 48% of Likely U.S. Voters approve of President Obama's job performance. Fifty-one percent (51%) disapprove (see trends).
The latest figures include 27% who Strongly Approve of the way Obama is performing as president and 41% who Strongly Disapprove. This gives him a Presidential Approval Index rating of -14.
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Obama earned a monthly job approval of 47% in September, up a point from August’s low for the year but in line with much of his presidency.
Joe Biden is narrowing the gap with Hillary Clinton among likely Democratic voters.
Democrats are pretty convinced that it’s only a matter of time before Biden enters the race for the Democratic presidential nomination in 2016.
Republicans have been steadily lowering Donald Trump’s chances of winning the GOP nomination for the past three weeks. Check our latest Trump Change survey at 10:30 a.m. Eastern today to see if “The Donald” is continuing his free fall or if the tax plan he announced this week have turned things around for him.
For Trump and Jeb Bush, the future is now.
Republicans feel pretty good about John Boehner’s decision to resign as speaker of the House of Representatives.
Only 22% of GOP voters want Mitch McConnell to stay as Senate majority leader.
Is more government regulation the solution to rising prescription drug costs?
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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