Daily Presidential Tracking Poll
Tuesday, July 22, 2014
The Rasmussen Reports daily Presidential Tracking Poll for Tuesday shows that 47% of Likely U.S. Voters approve of President Obama's job performance. Fifty-two percent (52%) disapprove (see trends).
The latest figures include 25% who Strongly Approve of the way Obama is performing as president and 42% 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).
Most voters see a divided nation. Who do they blame? We’ll tell you at 10:30 a.m. Eastern today.
Democrats and Republicans are tied on the latest Generic Congressional Ballot.
Most voters think Americans will see a noticeable change in their lives no matter which party wins control of Congress, but they believe Republicans have a better chance of taking over than Democrats do.
Voters feel pretty strongly that Russia was involved in last Thursday’s shootdown of a Malayasia Airlines passenger jet over Ukraine. We’ll find out at noon Eastern today if that horrific incident is changing Americans’ flying plans.
Have we got a conspiracy for you - 9/11? JFK? Obama's citizenship?
(More to come)
Just 20% of voters now rate Obamacare a success.
Americans continue to hold a gloomy assessment of the economy’s chances for improvement in both the short- and long-term.
Voters consider policies that encourage economic growth more important than those that promote economic fairness.
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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