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Daily Presidential Tracking Poll

Friday, December 09, 2016

The Rasmussen Reports daily Presidential Tracking Poll for Friday shows that 56% of Likely U.S. Voters approve of President Obama's job performance. Forty-three percent (43%) disapprove.

The latest figures include 36% of who Strongly Approve of the way Obama is performing as president and 32% who Strongly Disapprove. This gives him a Presidential Approval Index rating of +4 (see trends).

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President-elect Donald Trump repeatedly promised during his campaign that he would dismantle the “disastrous” nuclear deal the Obama administration negotiated with Iran last year. Voters doubt Iran will hold up its end of the bargain but are closely divided as to whether the new president should keep the deal or renegotiate it. 

Just eight percent (8%) of all voters think repealing the nuclear deal with Iran should be Trump’s first official act. Repealing and replacing Obamacare tops the list.

We’ll tell you at 10:30 what voters think of Trump’s Cabinet choices so far.

Forget the recount. Hillary Clinton needs all three states at issue to change the outcome of the election – Michigan, Wisconsin and Pennsylvania – and she isn’t going to get them.

Vice President Joe Biden flirted this week with the possibility of running for president in 2020. But while his fellow Democrats like Biden a lot, they strongly feel their party needs to run a newcomer for the White House next time around. 

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Trump was critical yesterday of China’s trade practices and vowed to correct that imbalance once he is in office. Most voters think America overlooks many abuses by the Chinese government because of that country’s economic power.

Most Americans still say Jesus is the “reason for the season,” and want to keep the focus on Christmas when it comes to store signs. 

A majority of Americans still consider themselves to be religious, though there’s less religiosity among younger adults.

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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.

 

The Rasmussen Reports daily Presidential Tracking Poll for Friday shows that 56% of Likely U.S. Voters approve of President Obama's job performance. Forty-three percent (43%) disapprove.

 

The latest figures include 36% of who Strongly Approve of the way Obama is performing as president and 32% who Strongly Disapprove. This gives him a Presidential Approval Index rating of +4 (see trends).

 

Regular updates are posted Monday through Friday at 9:30 a.m. Eastern (sign up for free daily e-mail update).

 

President-elect Donald Trump repeatedly promised during his campaign that he would dismantle the “disastrous” nuclear deal the Obama administration negotiated with Iran last year. Voters doubt Iran will hold up its end of the bargain but are closely divided as to whether the new president should keep the deal or renegotiate it. LINK

 

Just eight percent (8%) of all voters think repealing the nuclear deal with Iran should be Trump’s first official act. LINK TO What Should Trump Do First? Repealing and replacing Obamacare tops the list.

 

We’ll tell you at 10:30 what voters think of Trump’s Cabinet choices so far.

 

Forget the recount. LINK TO PODCAST Hillary Clinton needs all three states at issue to change the outcome of the election – Michigan, Wisconsin and Pennsylvania – and she isn’t going to get them.

 

Vice President Joe Biden flirted this week with the possibility of running for president in 2020. But while his fellow Democrats like Biden a lot, they strongly feel their party needs to run a newcomer for the White House next time around. LINK TO 8:30 STORY

 

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