Daily Presidential Tracking Poll
Wednesday, April 23, 2014
The Rasmussen Reports daily Presidential Tracking Poll for Wednesday 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 25% 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 -15.
Results are updated daily at 9:30 a.m. Eastern (sign up for free daily e-mail update).
The Obama administration has delayed until after Election Day a decision on whether to build the Keystone XL oil pipeline from Canada to Texas. We’ll let you know what voters think about that at 10:30 a.m. Eastern.
Forty-one percent (41%) of voters say the United States is not as safe as it was before the terrorist attacks on September 11, 2001. That’s the highest level of doubt in three years.
Thirty-eight percent (38%) think their home’s value will go up over the next year.
Fifty percent (50%) think interest rates will be higher a year from now, consistent with findings for the past six months.
Twenty-four percent (24%) believe that if someone cannot afford to make their mortgage payments, the government should assist them in making those payments.
Just 18% of Americans planned to celebrate Earth Day yesterday, but 39% believe the annual event, begun in 1970, has helped raise environmental awareness in this country.
Thirty-four percent (34%) of voters rate the way the Obama administration has responded to the situation in Ukraine as good or excellent. Just as many (33%) view the administration’s response as poor.
Republicans have edged ahead of Democrats by a point on the latest Generic Congressional Ballot.
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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