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Daily Presidential Tracking Poll

Friday, April 28, 2017

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

The latest figures for Trump include 32% who Strongly Approve of the way Trump is performing and 42% who Strongly Disapprove. This gives him a Presidential Approval Index rating of -10. (see trends)

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Voters tend to think President Trump has failed to deliver in his first 100 days in office, but that’s largely because Democrats are so unhappy.

Democrats are also unhappy with their own party’s attempts to oppose the new president during his first 100 days.

After initially threatening to withdraw from the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA), President Trump has agreed to instead renegotiate the agreement with Canada and Mexico. Fifty-seven percent (57%) of voters agree that NAFTA needs to be renegotiated to make it fairer to Americans.

A radio host recently claimed Senator Bernie Sanders is the most popular politician in America today and would have defeated Trump by a landslide in the presidential election had he been the Democratic nominee. The independent Senator ran on a Democratic socialist platform, but despite his political popularity, voters don’t share his economic views.

Gun sales in the United States are down since Trump took office, but we’ll tell you at 10:30 EST whether Americans think the gun buying process has changed.

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Most Americans worry that France is losing the fight against radical Islamic terrorism and think the United States and the rest of the world should step up to help turn the tide.

Americans doubt that Europe can ever completely defeat the scourge of terrorism, and many have changed their travel plans accordingly.

President Trump's signing of the “Buy American, Hire American” executive order was one of the most popular actions he's taken since taking office. It’s the topic for this week’s Rasmussen Minute. 

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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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