Daily Presidential Tracking Poll
Friday, March 14, 2014
The Rasmussen Reports daily Presidential Tracking Poll for Friday shows that 47% of Likely U.S. Voters approve of President Obama's job performance. Fifty-one percent (51%) disapprove (see trends).
The latest figures include 21% who Strongly Approve of the way Obama is performing as president and 43% who Strongly Disapprove. This gives him a Presidential Approval Index rating of -22.
Results are updated daily at 9:30 a.m. Eastern (sign up for free daily e-mail update).
Eighty-nine percent (89%) of Americans feel it’s at least somewhat important that children grow up in a home with both parents, including 62% who say it’s Very Important.
Ninety-three percent (93%) believe parents should be allowed to impose reasonable standards of behavior on children under 18 who are living with them and should be allowed to punish those children if they fail to abide by those standards.
Sixty percent (60%) of Americans say air travel can never be made completely safe from terrorism.
Sixty-nine percent (69%) regard the news reported by the media as at least somewhat trustworthy, but that includes just 20% who think it is Very Trustworthy.
Forty-one percent (41%) of Wisconsin voters say they would vote for Governor Scott Walker if he was the Republican presidential nominee in 2016.
Walker is tied with Democratic challenger Mary Burke in Rasmussen Reports’ first look at the 2014 governor’s race in Wisconsin.
Only 27% of Americans think standardized national tests like the SATs should be a major factor in college admission.
With record student debt and a difficult jobs picture, many are wondering if they are getting their money's worth from college these days.
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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