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Daily Presidential Tracking Poll

Tuesday, June 27, 2017

The Rasmussen Reports daily Presidential Tracking Poll for Tuesday 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 29% who Strongly Approve of the way Trump is performing and 42% who Strongly Disapprove. This gives him a Presidential Approval Index rating of -13. (see trends).

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Thirty-seven percent (37%) say the country is heading in the right direction.

President Trump said at a rally in Iowa last week that immigrants "must be able to support themselves financially," and called for stricter enforcement of laws that prevent them from receiving welfare until they’ve been in the United States at least five years. Most voters are on board with such laws.

Some Democrats are saying it’s time for House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi to go, arguing that losses in this year’s special congressional elections show that their party needs new, younger leadership. Most Democrats agree.

Do voters also think Democrats should change their strategy when it comes to resisting Trump? We’ll tell you at 10:30 EST.

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The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday permitted a limited version of Trump’s temporary travel ban on those coming from a list of Muslim-majority countries until it considers the case this fall. Half of voters still favor the ban and see it as an anti-terrorist measure, not religious discrimination. Voters earlier this month expected the high court to uphold the ban.

Is another Supreme Court vacancy coming? Voters say it’s unlikely the president could nominate anyone to the high court who would appeal to both Democrats and Republicans, and they expect Trump to move the court to the right.

The Senate could join the House in the next few days with a vote changing major parts of President Obama’s national health care law. Most voters continue to dislike Obamacare the way it is and believe Congress and the president should fix it.

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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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