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Daily Presidential Tracking Poll

Tuesday, March 03, 2015

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

The latest figures include 25% who Strongly Approve of the way Obama is performing as president and 38% who Strongly Disapprove. This gives him a Presidential Approval Index rating of -13.

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A number of the hopefuls for next year’s Republican presidential nomination made news in the last few days at the annual Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC). Find out how some of the top GOP contenders stack up against putative Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton at 10:30 a.m. Eastern today.

Obama’s full-month job approval rating fell a point in February. 

Democrats and Republicans are tied on the latest Generic Congressional Ballot.

Most voters consider it important whether their member of Congress is attending Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s speech to a joint session of Congress today. A number of Democrats are boycotting the speech because the president does not want Netanyahu to criticize U.S. negotiations with Iran.

Most voters don’t give the administration high marks for its efforts to stop Iran’s nuclear program.

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A lot of Americans drink coffee, and coffee drinkers are nearly three times as likely as non-drinkers to think a cup of joe is good for their health.

Coffee drinkers tell us they are more likely to buy their coffee at Starbucks but prefer the taste of the brew at Dunkin’ Donuts.

Voters are less enthusiastic this month about fixing the new national health care law rather than repealing it.

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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 400 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 1,200 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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