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  • Daily Presidential Tracking Poll

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

    The latest figures include 34% who Strongly Approve of the way the president is performing and 42% who Strongly Disapprove. This gives him a Presidential Approval Index rating of -8. (see trends).   

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  • 47% Give Trump Positive Marks on Foreign Policy

    With the economy soaring, President Trump’s ratings on economic issues are on the rise. Voters are pretty happy with his foreign policy, too, following his generally well-received summit with North Korean dictator Kim Jong Un.

    A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone and online survey finds that 49% of U.S. Likely Voters now rate the way Trump is handling economic issues as good or excellent. That’s up from 39% a year ago and 45% at the beginning of 2018. This is higher praise on the economy than President Obama received during most of his presidency. (To see survey question wording, click here.)

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    The survey of 1,000 Likely Voters was conducted on June 17-18, 2018 by Rasmussen Reports. The margin of sampling error is +/- 3 percentage points with a 95% level of confidence. Field work for all Rasmussen Reports surveys is conducted by Pulse Opinion Research, LLC. See methodology.

  • Those Closely Following Trump Choose TV News

    In this day and age, people can get their news from a variety of different mediums. For voters closely following news related to President Trump, the television is a must-watch source.

    A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone and online survey finds that 49% of Likely U.S. Voters who are following news reports about Trump’s actions and policies Very Closely get most of their daily news from TV programs. In a distant second is the internet, at 25%, followed by the radio at 11%. Only seven percent (7%) who follow news about the president Very Closely turn to newspapers for information, while three percent (3%) look to social media. (To see survey question wording, click here.)

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    The survey of 1,000 Likely U.S. Voters was conducted on June 17-18, 2018 by Rasmussen Reports. The margin of sampling error is +/- 3 percentage points with a 95% level of confidence. Field work for all Rasmussen Reports surveys is conducted by Pulse Opinion Research, LLC. See methodology.

  • 67% Say Trump More Aggressive Handling Trade Than Past Presidents

    The Trump administration last week imposed tariffs on metals imported from Canada, Mexico and the European Union. Voters are divided about President Trump’s handling of trade issues, but they’re certain that he's more aggressive in this area than his predecessors.

    The latest Rasmussen Reports national telephone and online survey finds that 44% of Likely U.S. Voters rate President Trump’s handling of trade issues as Good or Excellent, including 27% who give him excellent marks. Forty percent (40%) feel he’s doing a Poor job in this area. (To see survey question wording, click here.)

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    The survey of 1,000 Likely U.S. Voters was conducted on May 30-31, 2018 by Rasmussen Reports. The margin of sampling error is +/- 3 percentage points with a 95% level of confidence. Field work for all Rasmussen Reports surveys is conducted by Pulse Opinion Research, LLC. See methodology.

  • 48% Approved of President Trump in May

    When tracking President Trump’s job approval on a daily basis, people sometimes get so caught up in the day-to-day fluctuations that they miss the bigger picture. To look at the longer-term trends, Rasmussen Reports compiles the numbers on a full-month basis, and the results for Trump’s presidency can be seen in the graphics below.

    The president earned a monthly job approval of 48% in May, down one point from April. Fifty percent (50%) disapproved of his job performance this month, unchanged from the previous month.

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    Daily tracking results are collected via telephone and online surveys of 500 likely voters per night. The monthly numbers in this article are based on approximately 10,000 interviews each month with likely voters. The margin of sampling error is less than +/- 1 percentage points with a 95% level of confidence.

  • Few See Pence As Better President Than Trump

    President Trump may not be popular with a lot of voters, but not many of them think Vice President Mike Pence would be a suitable replacement.

    A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone and online survey finds that just 20% of Likely U.S. Voters believe Pence would make a better president than Trump. That's down from 26% in July of last year. Forty-seven percent (47%) disagree and do not see Pence as a better president, while one-out-of-three voters (33%) are undecided. (To see survey question wording, click here.)

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    The survey of 1,000 Likely Voters was conducted on May 16-17, 2018 by Rasmussen Reports. The margin of sampling error is +/- 3 percentage points with a 95% level of confidence. Field work for all Rasmussen Reports surveys is conducted by Pulse Opinion Research, LLC. See methodology.

  • Voters Think Trump Gaining Favor Among World Leaders

    President Trump has dealt with many world leaders lately over his unprecedented upcoming summit with North Korea and his decision to withdraw from the Iran nuclear deal. Voters here are growing more optimistic about how world leaders view the president.

    A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone and online survey finds that 40% of Likely U.S. Voters think most world leaders see President Trump as stronger than President Obama, up slightly from 37% when Rasmussen Reports first asked this question in November. Slightly more (45%) still think most world leaders see Trump as weaker than his predecessor, but that’s down five points from the previous survey. (To see survey question wording, click here.)

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    The survey of 1,000 Likely Voters was conducted on May 10 & 13, 2018 by Rasmussen Reports. The margin of sampling error is +/- 3 percentage points with a 95% level of confidence. Field work for all Rasmussen Reports surveys is conducted by Pulse Opinion Research, LLC. See methodology.

  • Is Trump-Bashing Backfiring on the Democrats?

    Eighteen months after Election Day, many Democrats and their allies in Hollywood and the media continue to attack President Trump in an unprecedented fashion. But few voters think it will pay off for Trump’s opponents in the next election.

    The latest Rasmussen Reports national telephone and online survey finds that 43% of Likely U.S. Voters think there is too much Trump-bashing going on in the popular culture today. Thirty percent (30%) say there isn’t enough, while 21% feel the level of Trump-bashing is about right. (To see survey question wording, click here.)

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    The survey of 1,000 Likely Voters was conducted on May 14-15, 2018 by Rasmussen Reports. The margin of sampling error is +/- 3 percentage points with a 95% level of confidence. Field work for all Rasmussen Reports surveys is conducted by Pulse Opinion Research, LLC. See methodology.

  • For Republicans, Mueller Investigation Motivation To Vote for Trump-Approved Candidates

    Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation of the 2016 election is actually going to drive Republicans to vote this year for candidates endorsed by President Trump.  

    A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone and online survey finds that 31% of Likely U.S. Voters say the Mueller probe will make them more likely to vote this year for a candidate endorsed by President Trump, while just as many (32%) say it will make them less likely to vote for such a candidate. Another 33% think the investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 election will have no impact on their vote. (To see survey question wording, click here.)

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    The survey of 1,000 Likely U.S. Voters was conducted on May 6-7, 2018 by Rasmussen Reports. The margin of sampling error is +/- 3 percentage points with a 95% level of confidence. Field work for all Rasmussen Reports surveys is conducted by Pulse Opinion Research, LLC. See methodology.

  • Voters Say Trump In Charge of D.C. But Who's Next?

    Even more voters now believe that President Trump sets the agenda inside the Beltway, with the national media coming in at a distant second.

    A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone and online survey finds that 46% of Likely U.S. Voters believe President Trump is setting the agenda in Washington, D.C., these days, up slightly from 42% in January. In second is the national media, with 17% who think reporters call the shots. The GOP-led Congress and the Democratic opposition are now practically tied for third, with 11% and 10%, respectively, believing they are in charge. Another 16% are not sure. (To see survey question wording, click here.)

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    The survey of 1,000 Likely U.S. Voters was conducted on May 2-3, 2018, by Rasmussen Reports. The margin of sampling error is +/- 3 percentage points with a 95% level of confidence. Field work for all Rasmussen Reports surveys is conducted by Pulse Opinion Research, LLC. See methodology.