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Daily Presidential Tracking Poll

Friday, September 30, 2016

The Rasmussen Reports daily Presidential Tracking Poll for Friday shows that 50% of Likely U.S. Voters approve of President Obama's job performance. Forty-nine percent (49%) disapprove (see trends).

The latest figures include 30% 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 -9.

Fifty-eight percent (58%) of Democrats Strongly Approve of the president’s job performance. Sixty-nine percent (69%) of Republicans Strongly Disapprove. Among voters not affiliated with either major party, 18% Strongly Approve of the job Obama is doing; 44% Strongly Disapprove.

Regular updates are posted Monday through Friday at 9:30 a.m. Eastern (sign up for free daily e-mail update).

Rasmussen Reports is now updating the White House Watch daily Monday through Friday at 8:30 am Eastern based on a three-day rolling average of 1,500 Likely U.S. Voters. 

Is third-party support melting away? See today’s White House Watch survey. This is the first survey in which all three nights come after Monday night’s debate.

Do voters trust the media fact-checkers? We’ll tell you at 10:30 this morning.

Sixty-seven percent (67%) of voters who support Clinton say they would refuse to buy products tied to Trump or to stay at any of his hotels or resorts. 

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Americans are evenly divided as to whether the mob violence that has followed police shootings in recent years is a crime or a cry for justice, but most agree that it only makes the criminal justice situation worse.

Voters are more supportive of stop and frisk laws but remain concerned that they may violate some Americans’ rights.

Most voters continue to view crime in inner cities as a bigger problem than police discrimination against minorities. But blacks are far more likely to say they are treated unfairly by the police.

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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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