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Daily Presidential Tracking Poll

Friday, March 27, 2015

The Rasmussen Reports daily Presidential Tracking Poll for Friday shows that 47% of Likely U.S. Voters approve of President Obama's job performance. Fifty-two percent (52%) disapprove (see trends).

The latest figures include 22% 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 -17.

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The Obama administration has accused Israel of spying on its nuclear negotiations with Iran, a charge the Israelis have denied. But U.S. voters see Iran as a bigger spying threat than Israel.

Voters remain lukewarm about the deal the Obama administration is negotiating with Iran, and 60% believe it is unlikely to slow or stop Iran’s development of nuclear weapons

Just 31% of voters trust the IRS to fairly enforce tax laws. But then  only 19% now trust the federal government to do the right thing most or nearly all the time

The head of the IRS acknowledged recently that it has fielded less than half of taxpayer telephone calls this year because of its new responsibilities policing Obamcare. Voters strongly believe the IRS should concentrate on tax collection instead.

We’ll tell you at 10:30 a.m. Eastern today how taxpayers are doing with the deadline for filing income taxes less than three weeks away.

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Ted Cruz, the junior U.S. senator from Texas, is the first official Republican candidate for president. GOP voters are almost evenly divided this early out whether Cruz will be their party’s nominee in 2016

The president this week celebrated the fifth anniversary of Congress’ passage of his national health care law, but only 17% of voters believe the law should remain as originally passed by Congress

One-in-three cable or satellite television subscribers opt for premium cable channels, but most TV viewers are looking elsewhere to watch movies.

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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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