Daily Presidential Tracking Poll
Friday, May 22, 2015
The Rasmussen Reports daily Presidential Tracking Poll for Friday 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 22% who Strongly Approve of the way Obama is performing as president and 40% who Strongly Disapprove. This gives him a Presidential Approval Index rating of -18.
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Voters aren’t happy with the way the president is fighting the radical Islamic State group and increasingly suspect that ISIS is winning the war in Iraq.
We’ll tell you at 10:30 a.m. Eastern today how voters feel about putting more U.S. boots on the ground in Iraq.
Check out Kyle Kondik’s analysis of Republicans’ most vulnerable Senate seats next year.
In the wake of the George Stephanopoulos scandal, voters expect most reporters to slant their coverage of the 2016 presidential campaign.
Forty-six percent (46%) think ABC News should ban Stephanopoulos from any programming related to the presidential campaign since Hillary Clinton is running.
For most Americans, the Memorial Day weekend marks the beginning of summer.
Americans will be hitting the road in record numbers this weekend, and most admit they've been in a traffic accident while behind the wheel.
They aren't overly optimistic that taking the human element out of driving with driverless cars will reduce the number of accidents.
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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