Daily Presidential Tracking Poll
Thursday, July 02, 2015
The Rasmussen Reports daily Presidential Tracking Poll for Thursday shows that 48% of Likely U.S. Voters approve of President Obama's job performance. Fifty-one percent (51%) disapprove (see trends).
The latest figures include 26% 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 -14.
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Obama earned a monthly job approval rating of -16 in June, tying his worst showing this year first reached in May.
New Jersey Governor Chris Christie is the latest Republican presidential hopeful. We’ll tell you at10:30 a.m. Eastern today how GOP voters rate his chances this early in the game.
The president announced yesterday that the United States is restoring diplomatic ties with Cuba. That closes one of the final chapters in the Cold War that dominated the last half of the 20th
century, but U.S. voters worry that a new U.S.-Russian Cold War is in the making.
One-out-of-two voters (49%) believe U.S. government policies in the last five years have hurt America’s relations with most other countries. Just 28% think those policies have helped this nation’s standing in the world.
Negative views of the U.S. Supreme Court are at their highest level in nearly nine years of regular surveying. Supporters of the court’s recent rulings on gay marriage and Obamacare can take solace in the fact that positive opinions are also up to a less dramatic three-year high.
California Governor Jerry Brown recently signed one of the strictest school vaccination laws in the country, and most voters think more states will follow suit.
Eighteen percent (18%) of Americans who say they or someone in their family has been diagnosed as autistic think childhood vaccinations are the primary cause of autism, but medical science has yet to establish a definitive link.
Just 37% of voters believe the federal government should require every American to buy or obtain health insurance, a key element of the new national health care law.
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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