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Daily Presidential Tracking Poll

Monday, November 12, 2018

The Rasmussen Reports daily Presidential Tracking Poll for Monday shows that 46% of Likely U.S. Voters approve of President Trump’s job performance. Fifty-two percent (52%) disapprove.

The latest figures include 35% who Strongly Approve of the job Trump is doing and 44% who Strongly Disapprove. This gives him a Presidential Approval Index rating of -9.   (see trends).

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The likely new Democratic chairman of the House Judiciary Committee now insists that he has no intention of trying to impeach new U.S. Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh. Most voters agree with that decision.  

Voters strongly believe House Democrats need to focus on areas where they can work with Trump and congressional Republicans, but as far as Democrats are concerned, impeaching the president is the priority.

We gave voters a list of top issues and asked them which the new Congress should tackle first. See what they said at 10:30.

Major races in at least three states are snarled with vote counting issues nearly a week after Election Day. Forty-nine percent (49%) of voters now think U.S. elections are fair, a finding that has ranged from 35% to 57% over the last six years.

A federal judge has again blocked the long-delayed construction of the Keystone XL pipeline. The president approved the project last year, and most voters have long supported it.  

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The president traveled to France to honor the 100th anniversary of the end of World War I and the Americans who died in that war. Americans celebrated Veterans Day yesterday to honor those who have served in the U.S. military. It’s a holiday many consider one of the nation’s most important.

Voters are more confident than they have been in years that the country is safer today than it was before the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks, and most agree we’re winning the ongoing War on Terror.

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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