If it's in the News, it's in our Polls. Public opinion polling since 2003.

 

Daily Presidential Tracking Poll

Monday, July 16, 2018

The Rasmussen Reports daily Presidential Tracking Poll for Monday shows that 45% of Likely U.S. Voters approve of President Trump’s job performance. Fifty-four percent (54%) disapprove. 

The latest figures include 33% who Strongly Approve of the way Trump is performing and 46% who Strongly Disapprove. This gives him a Presidential Approval Index rating of -13. (see trends).

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

Now that Gallup has quit the field, Rasmussen Reports is the only nationally recognized public opinion firm that still tracks President Trump's job approval ratings on a daily basis. If your organization is interested in a weekly or longer sponsorship of Rasmussen Reports' Daily Presidential Tracking Poll, please send e-mail to  beth@rasmussenreports.com .

President Trump is meeting today with Russian President Vladimir Putin in Helsinki, Finland, a meeting complicated by Friday’s indictment of 12 Russian intelligence officers stemming from Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation into possible 2016 Trump campaign collusion with Russia. 

When the summit was first announced in June, 38% of voters thought a meeting between the two world leaders would be good for the United States. But do voters expect a better relationship between the two countries to come out of that meeting? We’ll tell you at 10:30.

Meanwhile in Moscow yesterday, France won the World Cup championship, defeating Croatia, 4-2, and while younger Americans were more likely to watch than older Americans, there has been an overall decline in U.S. recognition of the event.

On the other side of Asia, the United States is setting the stage for a trade war with China over the Trump administration’s increased tariffs on hundreds of billions of dollars’ worth of Chinese imports, something nearly two-thirds of Americans are concerned about.

In April, 41% of Likely U.S. Voters said the United States’ tougher trade stance with China would be good for America in the long run. But nearly as many (38%) say it would be bad for this country.

(More below)

Americans are leery that most human jobs will be replaced by artificial intelligence in the future.  

To combat poverty, a California city has launched a pilot program in which some residents will receive $500 per month with no strings attached to ensure that no one in that city lives below the poverty line. But nearly half of Americans wouldn’t welcome such a program in their area.

See What They Told Us: Reviewing Last Week’s Key Polls.

(More below)

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.

Rasmussen Reports is a media company specializing in the collection, publication and distribution of public opinion information.

We conduct public opinion polls on a variety of topics to inform our audience on events in the news and other topics of interest. To ensure editorial control and independence, we pay for the polls ourselves and generate revenue through the sale of subscriptions, sponsorships, and advertising. Nightly polling on politics, business and lifestyle topics provides the content to update the Rasmussen Reports web site many times each day. If it's in the news, it's in our polls. Additionally, the data drives a daily update newsletter and various media outlets across the country.

Some information, including the Rasmussen Reports daily Presidential Tracking Poll and commentaries are available for free to the general public. Subscriptions are available for $4.95 a month or 34.95 a year that provide subscribers with exclusive access to more than 20 stories per week on upcoming elections, consumer confidence, and issues that affect us all. For those who are really into the numbers, Platinum Members can review demographic crosstabs and a full history of our data.

To learn more about our methodology, click here.