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Daily Presidential Tracking Poll

Monday, July 24, 2017

The Rasmussen Reports daily Presidential Tracking Poll for Monday shows that 44% of Likely U.S. Voters approve of President Trump’s job performance. Fifty-six percent (56%) disapprove.

The latest figures for Trump include 27% who Strongly Approve of the way Trump is performing and 46% who Strongly Disapprove. This gives him a Presidential Approval Index rating of -19 (see trends).

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Do most members of Congress care what their constituents think? Or are they more concerned with what the media says about them? We’ll tell you what voters think at 10:30.

Despite their control of both chambers of Congress, Republicans have been unable to agree on any significant legislation this year and have failed to advance any of the president’s reform agenda. While voters continue to favor major spending cuts, they are now much less confident than they were earlier in the year that those cuts are coming. 

Voters have said for years that rising costs are their number one health care concern. Voters have a slightly more favorable view of Obamacare now that Congress is debating its future, although most still expect the law to drive up the cost of care.

While most Americans say their health hasn't changed much over the last five years, most say they are paying more for health care anyway.

Despite wall-to-wall media coverage of the Trump-Russia allegations, just one-out-of-four voters rate them as the most serious problem facing the nation. For most voters, economic issues, Obamacare and other problems are more serious.

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Stand back, LeBron. Move over, Patriots. Americans by a better than two-to-one margin have their eye more on politics than on sports these days. 

But 55% say they follow sports at least somewhat closely

See “What They Told Us” in surveys last week.

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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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