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Daily Presidential Tracking Poll

Tuesday, June 28, 2016

The Rasmussen Reports daily Presidential Tracking Poll for Tuesday shows that 52% of Likely U.S. Voters approve of President Obama's job performance. Forty-eight percent (48%) 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 is being portrayed by many in revolutionary terms. We’ll tell you what Americans think of the “Brexit” at 10:30 a.m. Eastern today.

Voters like Attorney General Loretta Lynch a lot more than her predecessor Eric Holder but don’t agree with her that love is the best response to terror incidents like the one in Orlando.

Following the terrorist attack in Orlando, fewer voters than ever believe the United States today is safer than it was before 9/11.

House Republicans last week unveiled a long awaited health care alternative to Obamacare that would eliminate the requirement that all Americans have health insurance with the goal of lowering health care costs. Most voters still say lowering costs is more important than universal coverage.

Among other proposed changes in the GOP plan are reforms for medical liability and malpractice as well as letting consumers buy health insurance across state lines. Voters aren’t sold on government caps on malpractice payouts but remain enthusiastic about removing state barriers to purchasing health insurance

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Twenty-nine percent (29%) of voters say the country is headed in the right direction.

The House Select Committee on Benghazi is scheduled to release its report today. Most voters think Hillary Clinton who was secretary of State at the time has not been honest in her disclosures and testimony related to the attack in Benghazi, Libya in September 2012 that led to the murder of the U.S. ambassador and three other Americans. 

Republicans have a lot more confidence in Donald Trump’s honesty than Democrats do in Clinton’s.

Volkswagen has reportedly agreed to a $15 billion settlement after being caught doctoring its cars to allow them to emit higher than legal amounts of pollution. Last September when news of VW’s illegal actions was first reported, 47% of Americans still had a favorable opinion of the German automaker, making it more popular than federal bailout recipients General Motors and Chrysler but still much less liked than Ford.

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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 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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