Daily Presidential Tracking Poll
Sunday, July 27, 2014
The Rasmussen Reports daily Presidential Tracking Poll for Sunday shows that 46% of Likely U.S. Voters approve of President Obama's job performance. Fifty-two percent (52%) disapprove (see trends).
The latest figures include 23% 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 -17.
Results are updated daily at 9:30 a.m. Eastern (sign up for free daily e-mail update).
How’s Jimmy Carter’s grandson doing in the race for governor in Georgia?
Republican David Perdue appears to have gotten a decent bounce from his runoff win last week in Georgia’s closely-watched U.S. Senate race.
It appears there’s another cease-fire in Gaza, and voters here are ready to cut off some or all of the U.S. funding to the Israelis and Palestinians to bring a more permanent peace between the two sides.
Most voters don’t want the United States to provide military assistance to Ukraine to help fight pro-Russian rebels there either.
See “What They Told Us” in surveys last week.
(More to come)
Voters still trust the GOP more than Democrats on most of the major issues regularly tracked by Rasmussen Reports including the economy and national security.
The president continues to earn mediocre marks in both areas.
Most Americans (65%) have a favorable opinion of the police in the area they live.
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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