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Daily Presidential Tracking Poll

Tuesday, September 19, 2017

The Rasmussen Reports daily Presidential Tracking Poll for Tuesday shows that 43% of Likely U.S. Voters approve of President Trump’s job performance. Fifty-five percent (55%) disapprove.

The latest figures include 27% who Strongly Approve of the way Trump is performing and 45% who Strongly Disapprove. This gives him a Presidential Approval Index rating of -18. (see trends).

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President Trump is scheduled to address the United Nations at 10:30 this morning in New York. Forty-nine percent (49%) of U.S. voters consider the UN an ally of the United States. But just as many (50%) agree with Trump’s call for a major cutback in how much money we give the international organization.

Is Iran an ally or an enemy of the United States, or somewhere in between?  We’ll tell you at 10:30 a.m. what voters say, and what level of aggression they ascribe to President Trump’s response to that country.

A new study from Columbia University finds suicide attempt rates among American Adults on the rise, and more than half of Americans today say they’ve lost someone to suicide

By contrast, when Massachusetts this summer began reconsidering whether to legalize physician-assisted suicide for terminally ill patients, Rasmussen found that 51% of American Adults favor allowing voluntary euthanasia in the state where they live.

Voters are following the actions of the so-called “Antifa” protesters and aren’t impressed with what they see. Fifty-eight percent (58%) share an unfavorable opinion of them.

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Bernie Sanders and 16 Democratic senators have presented a new single-payer health care plan to Congress. Voters have been cool to single-payer in the past, but they seem to be slowly coming around to the idea, even though they still think it will drive up both taxes and the federal deficit.

Most voters already believe that they won't receive all the benefits the current Medicare system has promised them even as they continue to make payments into it.

Thirty-one percent (31%) of voters now think the country is heading in the right direction.

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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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