Daily Presidential Tracking Poll
Tuesday, September 30, 2014
The Rasmussen Reports daily Presidential Tracking Poll for Tuesday shows that 48% of Likely U.S. Voters approve of President Obama's job performance. Fifty percent (50%) disapprove (see trends).
The latest figures include 22% who Strongly Approve of the way Obama is performing as president and 38% who Strongly Disapprove. This gives him a Presidential Approval Index rating of -16.
Results are updated daily at 9:30 a.m. Eastern (sign up for free daily e-mail update).
Eric Holder announced last week that he is stepping down as U.S. attorney general. Voters already question the actions of the U.S. Justice Department under his leadership,
but we’ve asked them a few more questions about the nation’s top law enforcement officer. We’ll release that data at 10:30 a.m. Eastern today.
Look for our latest numbers from the governor’s races in Arkansas and Illinois at 1 p.m. and 3 p.m. respectively today.
Americans aren’t sure new codes of conduct will reduce the problem of sexual assault at colleges and universities and question whether it's something the federal government should be involved in.
Voters are on board with the president’s decision to step up action against the radical Islamic group ISIS and think involvement by Muslim nations increases the mission’s chances of success.
Voters still vote “no” on Obamcare.
Democrats are ahead of Republicans by one point on the latest Generic Congressional Ballot.
The Alaska governor’s race has a revised cast of characters and a new front-runner.
The Illinois U.S. Senate seat up for grabs this fall is showing no signs of slipping away from Democrat Dick Durbin.
(More to come)
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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