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Daily Presidential Tracking Poll

Sunday, February 01, 2015

The Rasmussen Reports daily Presidential Tracking Poll for Sunday shows that 51% of Likely U.S. Voters approve of President Obama's job performance. Forty-seven percent (47%) disapprove (see trends).

The latest figures include 28% who Strongly Approve of the way Obama is performing as president and 35% who Strongly Disapprove. This gives him a Presidential Approval Index rating of -7.

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Most Americans plan to watch the Super Bowl today, and they have a clear favorite when asked whether the New England Patriots or the Seattle Seahawks will emerge victorious.

At the start of the season, football fans thought the Denver Broncos had the best chance of making it to the NFL’s championship game.

Thirty-eight percent (38%) of those who plan to watch the Super Bowl think the commercials are more interesting than the game itself

Most agree the “Deflategate” controversy has overshadowed today’s game.  

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The more one attends religious services, the less supportive he or she is of women and open gays and lesbians in the pulpit.

Voters remain closely divided on the issue of gay marriage. Those who consider marriage a religious institution oppose gay marriage much more strongly that those who view it as a civil matter.

Half of Americans say they rarely or never eat fast food

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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 400 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 1,200 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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