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Friday, June 15, 2018

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-one percent (51%) disapprove. 

The latest figures include 34% who Strongly Approve of the way the president is performing and 42% who Strongly Disapprove. This gives him a Presidential Approval Index rating of -8. (see trends).   

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The Justice Department’s inspector general has issued a report strongly critical of the anti-Trump bias among top FBI officials. Already by late April, 54% of voters felt a special prosecutor should be named to investigate how senior FBI officials handled the Hillary Clinton and Trump investigations.

Despite reports that inflation is at a six-year high, the latest Rasmussen Reports Consumer Spending Update finds that Americans remain upbeat about the economy.

Americans are more optimistic than ever about the ability to get a job, work hard and succeed in America today. 

Find out at 10:30 how confident voters are in the president’s deal with North Korean dictator Kim Jong Un reached earlier this week.

Also on the foreign policy front, the White House is currently in the early stages of planning a summit between Trump and Russian President Vladimir Putin in hopes of improving Russian-American relations. Voters tend to think a Trump-Putin meeting is a good idea.

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The U.S. Supreme Court this week upheld Ohio’s aggressive efforts to purge voter rolls of people who haven’t cast ballots in a while, much to the dismay of liberal voters’ rights groups. But voters agree that voter fraud is a bigger problem than legitimate voters being denied their rights.

Sixty-nine percent (69%) think voters should be required to show photo identification such as a driver’s license before being allowed to vote, and 61% don't believe laws requiring photo identification at the polls discriminate against some voters as critics claim.

Sixty-three percent (63%) of voters continue to believe that when people move to America from other parts of the world, they should adopt America’s culture, language and heritage.

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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