Daily Presidential Tracking Poll
Sunday, July 20, 2014
The Rasmussen Reports daily Presidential Tracking Poll for Monday shows that 47% of Likely U.S. Voters approve of President Obama's job performance. Fifty-two percent (52%) disapprove (see trends).
Eighty-four percent (84%) of Democrats approve of the job the president is doing. Eighty-eight percent (88%) of Republicans and 60% of voters not affiliated with either major party disapprove.
The latest figures include 24% of all Likely Voters who Strongly Approve of the way Obama is performing as president and 41% who Strongly Disapprove. This gives him a Presidential Approval Index rating of -17.
Results are updated daily at 9:30 a.m. Eastern (sign up for free daily e-mail update).
The world continues to absorb the horror of last week’s shoot down of a Malayasia Airlines passenger jet over Ukraine. How are U.S. voters reacting? We’ll let you know at 10:30 a.m. Eastern today.
Americans were already getting the Cold War jitters before this incident took place.
Voters still expect Republicans to repeal Obamacare if they take control of Congress in November, but they’re slightly more sympathetic now to a piece-by-piece approach to the law rather than a total overhaul.
(More to come)
Looks like it’s business as usual in Oklahoma’s Senate and governor races. Or is it?
Voters consider economic growth more important than economic fairness but recognize there’s a conflict between the two.
See “What They Told Us” in surveys last week.
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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