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Daily Presidential Tracking Poll

Tuesday, November 24, 2015

The Rasmussen Reports daily Presidential Tracking Poll for Tuesday shows that 44% of Likely U.S. Voters approve of President Obama's job performance. Fifty-five percent (55%) disapprove (see trends).

The latest figures include 21% who Strongly Approve of the way Obama is performing as president and 44% who Strongly Disapprove. This gives him a Presidential Approval Index rating of -23.

The president’s daily approval index rating for the second day in a row is at its lowest point since July of last year.

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The president is scheduled to meet today with French President François Hollande to discuss how to combat the radical Islamic State group (ISIS). Voters aren’t happy with Obama’s response to the recent ISIS-planned massacres in Paris, and 49% think the United States should formally declare war on ISIS as part of an international coalition. 

Hollande will travel next to Moscow to discuss strategy with Russian President Vladimir Putin. More voters here are thinking Russia is a U.S. ally in the war against ISIS. 

Obama continues to lobby for bringing 10,000 Syrian refugees to this country next year, but most voters oppose that plan for national security reasons and don’t want Syrian refugees where they live.

With Thanksgiving and Black Friday sales looming, we’ll tell you at 10:30 a.m. Eastern today if Americans are in a buying mood this holiday season.

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Confidence in the direction of the country has fallen back in the first full-week survey since the terror attacks in Paris.  

Even before the attacks in Paris, voters were less confident in their safety here at home than they have ever been.

Find out tomorrow if Americans sense a need to be more vigilant this Thanksgiving weekend.

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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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