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Daily Presidential Tracking Poll

Tuesday, April 25, 2017

The Rasmussen Reports daily Presidential Tracking Poll for Tuesday shows that 47% of Likely U.S. Voters approve of President Trump’s job performance. Fifty-three percent (53%) disapprove.

The latest figures include 30% who Strongly Approve of the way Trump is performing and 42% who Strongly Disapprove. This gives him a Presidential Approval Index rating of -9. (see trends).

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Forty-two percent (42%) of voters think the country is headed in the right direction. This finding has rebounded to levels seen just after the president’s inauguration and is now higher than it was through nearly all of the Obama presidency.

France has been the subject of repeated terrorist attacks in recent months, a growing problem in the rest of Europe as well. We’ll tell you at 10:30 if voters here think the United States and the world community need to join the fight in Europe.

Since January, confidence among U.S. voters that the United States and its allies are winning the war on terror has been at its highest levels in several years. 

Voters support Attorney General Jeff Sessions’ proposal to designate the nationwide MS-13 criminal gang which has its roots in El Salvador as a terrorist organization.

Forty-four percent (44%) of voters think illegal immigration increases the level of serious crime in America.

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Forty-five percent (45%) of voters consider Afghanistan a vital national security interest for the United States, and 49% oppose the immediate withdrawal of all U.S. troops from America's longest-running war.

With Earth Day just behind us and Arbor Day ahead, most voters think the environment in this country is doing well.

Voters are all for the president’s new executive order to “buy American, hire American,” even though many suspect it will cost taxpayers more. 

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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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