Daily Presidential Tracking Poll
Monday, October 15, 2018
The Rasmussen Reports daily Presidential Tracking Poll for Monday shows that 51% of Likely U.S. Voters approve of President Trump’s job performance. Forty-nine percent (49%) disapprove.
The latest figures include 37% who Strongly Approve of the president is performing and 39% who Strongly Disapprove. This gives him a Presidential Approval Index rating of -2. (see trends).
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The release of last week’s jobs report showed a near 50-year low for unemployment. Consumer and economic confidence which are already near record highs have started to rise once again.
Fewer Americans than ever now know someone out of work.
With violent incidents against Trump supporters and Republicans on the upswing, failed presidential candidate Hillary Clinton made headlines last week with her statement that Democrats should not be civil with their political opponents. Former First Lady Michelle Obama quickly disagreed. We’ll see what voters think at 10:30.
Sixty-five percent (65%) of voters think there is a greater danger of political violence these days compared to past years.
Just four months ago, nearly one-out-of-three voters (31%) said a second civil war is likely sometime in the next five years.
Republicans are madder about the Kavanaugh controversy than Democrats are and more determined to vote in the upcoming elections because of it.
A lot of voters don't like it when candidates in their state finance their campaigns with money from outsiders, and they aren't moved much by celebrity or political endorsements from out-of-staters either.
Only 12% say the political views of celebrities are important to their own political thinking.
See “What They Told Us” last week.
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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