If it's in the News, it's in our Polls. Public opinion polling since 2003.


Daily Presidential Tracking Poll

Friday, June 24, 2016

The Rasmussen Reports daily Presidential Tracking Poll for Friday shows that 50% of Likely U.S. Voters approve of President Obama's job performance. Forty-nine percent (49%) disapprove (see trends).

The latest figures include 30% 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 -8.

Regular updates are posted Monday through Friday at 9:30 a.m. Eastern (sign up for free daily e-mail update).

Great Britain’s decision to leave the European Union has stunned many world politicians, but early last month Americans weren’t overly concerned about a “Brexit.”  We’ll ask them again now that it’s a done deal and report back with our findings early next week.

Given the opposition he has from leaders in his own party, is Donald Trump already running as a third-party candidate? 

Hillary Clinton still holds a five-point lead over Trump in Rasmussen Reports’ latest weekly White House Watch survey.  

Two competing narratives have emerged in the wake of the Orlando massacre: Trump and most prominent Republicans say it represents the growing threat of domestic Islamic terrorism, while Obama, Clinton and most Democratic leaders say it highlights the need for increased gun control. Support for additional gun control has risen to its highest level ever, but voters are evenly divided over whether more gun buying restrictions will help prevent future shootings like the one in Orlando. 

At 10:30 a.m. Eastern today, we’ll tell you whether voters think the government is focused enough on the potential threat from domestic Islamic terrorism.

(More below)

A tie vote in the U.S. Supreme Court has effectively killed the president’s executive order to exempt up to five million illegal immigrants from deportation. Most voters have long opposed the president’s immigration amnesty plan.

Sixty-one percent (61%), in fact, think the U.S. government is not aggressive enough in deporting those who are in this country illegally

Earlier this month the president of DePaul University announced his resignation following student protests that culminated in the shutting down of a speech by a prominent young conservative writer. The growing number of similar protests at other colleges and universities has a sizable number of Americans questioning whether free speech has a place on modern campuses 

(More below)

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.

Rasmussen Reports is a media company specializing in the collection, publication and distribution of public opinion information.

We conduct public opinion polls on a variety of topics to inform our audience on events in the news and other topics of interest. To ensure editorial control and independence, we pay for the polls ourselves and generate revenue through the sale of subscriptions, sponsorships, and advertising. Nightly polling on politics, business and lifestyle topics provides the content to update the Rasmussen Reports web site many times each day. If it's in the news, it's in our polls. Additionally, the data drives a daily update newsletter and various media outlets across the country.

Some information, including the Rasmussen Reports daily Presidential Tracking Poll and commentaries are available for free to the general public. Subscriptions are available for $4.95 a month or 34.95 a year that provide subscribers with exclusive access to more than 20 stories per week on upcoming elections, consumer confidence, and issues that affect us all. For those who are really into the numbers, Platinum Members can review demographic crosstabs and a full history of our data.

To learn more about our methodology, click here.