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Daily Presidential Tracking Poll

Monday, July 06, 2015

The Rasmussen Reports daily Presidential Tracking Poll for Monday shows that 48% of Likely U.S. Voters approve of President Obama's job performance. Fifty-two percent (52%) disapprove (see trends).

Eighty-five percent (85%) of Democrats approve of the job Obama is doing. Eighty-three percent (83%) of Republicans and 60% of voters not affiliated with either major party disapprove.

The latest figures include 27% of all likely voters who Strongly Approve of the way Obama is performing as president and 39% who Strongly Disapprove. This gives him a Presidential Approval Index rating of -12.

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Another Democrat has quietly joined the race for the party’s 2016 presidential nomination. We’ll tell you how Democratic voters rate former Virginia Senator Jim Webb’s chances later this week.

So far, longtime Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders is Hillary Clinton’s chief rival. Still, in early May when Sanders entered the race, only 23% of Likely Democratic Voters thought he had a chance at the nomination, with just four percent (4%) who felt he was Very Likely to be the nominee.

The Fourth of July weekend appears to have passed without major incident, but we’ll tell you at10:30 a.m. Eastern today whether voters remain pessimistic about their safety since the 9/11 terrorist attacks.

Following the recent controversial U.S. Supreme Court rulings on Obamacare and gay marriage, voters believe more strongly that individual states should have the right to turn their backs on the federal courts

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See “What They Told Us” in surveys last week.

Just 16% of Americans planned to be traveling this July 4 weekend

Most are proud to be Americans and think their fellow citizens should be proud of the nation’s history.

Seventy-three percent (73%) of voters believe that when people move to the United States from other parts of the world, they should adopt America's culture, language and heritage, consistent with regular findings since mid-2011.

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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 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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