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.
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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.
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.
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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