Daily Presidential Tracking Poll
Tuesday, May 03, 2016
The Rasmussen Reports daily Presidential Tracking Poll for Tuesday shows that 50% of Likely U.S. Voters approve of President Obama's job performance. Forty-nine percent (49%) disapprove (see trends).
The latest figures include 28% of all likely voters who Strongly Approve of the way Obama is performing as president and 36% who Strongly Disapprove. This gives him a Presidential Approval Index rating of -8.
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Twenty-nine percent (29%) of voters say the country is heading in the right direction. Sixty-five percent (65%) disagree.
Is today’s Indiana primary the final shoot-out for the remaining Republican candidates? Our latest Trump Change survey suggests that it’s Donald Trump all the way.
We’ll tell you at 10:30 a.m. Eastern whether voters think Ted Cruz and John Kasich should drop out of the GOP race and whether Bernie Sanders should do the same on the Democratic side.
Trump has inched ahead of likely Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton in our latest matchup of the two. But one-in-four voters are threatening to vote third party or stay home if those are their two major party choices.
Fifteen states will have new voter ID laws in place for this year’s presidential election. As they have for years, most voters continue to support voter ID laws and do not believe they discriminate against some voters.
Voters appear to be moving away from the idea that the U.S. Constitution should be interpreted
as written and are now more likely to feel the nation's foundational document should change with the times.
Eighty-nine percent (89%) want to continue using the Constitution as the fundamental law of the United States. Fifty-nine percent (59%) say the Constitution should be left as is, but 32% think some minor changes are needed.
Like the British themselves, Americans have decidedly mixed feelings about a “Brexit,” Great Britain's potential withdrawal from the European Union.
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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