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Daily Presidential Tracking Poll

Thursday, June 22, 2017

The Rasmussen Reports daily Presidential Tracking Poll for Thursday shows that 46% of Likely U.S. Voters approve of President Trump’s job performance. Fifty-four percent (54%) disapprove.

The latest figures for Trump include 30% who Strongly Approve of the way Trump is performing and 43% who Strongly Disapprove. This gives him a Presidential Approval Index rating of -13. (see trends).

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Voters are still critical of the news coverage Trump is getting and continue to believe most reporters are out to get him.

Many of the news stories critical of the president are based on anonymous sources. But just 20% of voters say they believe most stories that are based on anonymous sources.

Only 36% of voters now trust the political news they are getting. 

Following the most expensive congressional race in history, this one for a district in the Atlanta suburbs, we asked voters about money and politics. We’ll tell you what they think at 10:30.

After their latest congressional losses, Democrats are beginning to admit that their anti-Trump focus is not working with voters. Interestingly, rank-and-file Democrats have been conflicted from the start over the national party leadership’s scorched earth policy toward the president.

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Fifty-nine percent (59%) of voters think America has become an even more divided nation after the first few months of the Trump presidency. Just prior to Trump’s inauguration, 50% said the United States was a more divided nation after eight years under President Obama.

Voters think it's easier to enter the United States illegally and stay here illegally than it is in most other countries around the globe.

Most voters have said in surveys for years that gaining control of the border to stop illegal immigration is more important than legalizing the status of those who are here illegally.

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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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