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Daily Presidential Tracking Poll

Thursday, July 30, 2015

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

The latest figures include 25% who Strongly Approve of the way Obama is performing as president and 39% who Strongly Disapprove. This gives him a Presidential Approval Index rating of -14. 

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With their first debate coming next week, find out later today how the GOP candidates stack up among likely Republican voters. Is Donald Trump in the lead? How does Jeb Bush stand these days?

Is the GOP on the brink of civil war? 

When it comes to hot-button issues facing the nation, does the age of voters matter? 

Most voters say the media isn’t interested in issues anyway. Seventy-five percent (75%) believe that when it comes to covering prospective presidential candidates, the media is more interested in creating controversies about them than it is in reporting where they stand on the issues. 

No wonder most voters expect biased coverage of the 2016 presidential campaign

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Voters still tend to think America’s best days have come and gone. But most also continue to believe America is a good place to live. 

FBI Director James Comey recently announced that the radical Islamic State group (ISIS) now poses a bigger security threat to the United States than al-Qaeda does. Americans seem to agree.

Following a thwarted attack in Texas in May, most Americans agree that Islamic terrorism is now a bigger threat inside the United States

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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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