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  • Daily Presidential Tracking Poll

    The Rasmussen Reports daily Presidential Tracking Poll for Thursday shows that 47% of Likely U.S. Voters approve of President Trump’s job performance. Fifty-two percent (52%) disapprove. 

    The latest figures include 33% who Strongly Approve of the way the president is performing and 42% who Strongly Disapprove. This gives him a Presidential Approval Index rating of -9. (see trends).

    Regular updates are posted Monday through Friday at 9:30 a.m. Eastern (sign up for free daily email update).

    Now that Gallup has quit the field, Rasmussen Reports is the only nationally recognized public opinion firm that still tracks President Trump's job approval ratings on a daily basis. If your organization is interested in a weekly or longer sponsorship of Rasmussen Reports' Daily Presidential Tracking Poll, please send e-mail to  beth@rasmussenreports.com .

  • Morally Speaking, Voters See Trump, Bill Clinton As A Matching Pair

    Fired FBI Director James Comey charged in a TV interview this weekend that Donald Trump is “morally unfit” to be president, and voters agree that Trump and disgraced former President Bill Clinton are two of a kind as far as morality is concerned.

    The latest Rasmussen Reports national telephone and online survey finds that 52% of Likely U.S. Voters believe Trump is less moral than most presidents. Only 17% say he is more moral than the majority of his predecessors, while 27% rate his morals as about the same as theirs. (To see survey question wording, click here.)

     

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    The survey of 1,000 Likely Voters was conducted on April 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 More Likely Now to See Mueller Probe As Partisan Witch Hunt

    Following Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s invasion of the office and home of President Trump’s personal lawyer, voters increasingly believe Mueller’s probe is politically biased. But they also tend to think he is unlikely to nail the president for anything criminal.

    The latest Rasmussen Reports national telephone and online survey finds that 46% of Likely U.S. Voters still believe Mueller’s investigation is an honest attempt to determine criminal wrongdoing, but that’s down from 52% last October. Forty percent (40%) now consider Mueller’s probe a partisan witch hunt, an eight-point increase from 32% in the earlier survey. Fourteen percent (14%) are undecided. (To see survey question wording, click here.)

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    The survey of 1,000 Likely Voters was conducted on April 10-11, 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.

  • Trump Up on Immigration, Still Better Than Obama

    President Trump recently announced his plan to send military troops to the Mexican border to help prevent illegal immigration until his border wall is built. Just over a year into his term, voters see Trump’s handling of immigration as a mixed bag, but that’s better than how they felt about Obama.

    A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone and online survey finds that 44% of Likely U.S. Voters think Trump is doing a good or excellent job handling issues related to immigration, including 27% who give him excellent marks. That’s up from 38% who gave the president positive marks on immigration in August. (To see survey question wording, click here.)

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    The survey of 1,000 Likely Voters was conducted on April 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.

  • Trump’s Full-Month Approval Slips in March

    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 46% in March, down two points from February. Fifty-two percent (52%) disapproved of his job performance this month, up two points 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.

  • Most Think Trump Too Confrontational As a Leader

    Republicans continue to like President Trump's kind of leadership, while Democrats and unaffiliated voters believe he’s too confrontational.

    A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone and online survey finds that 39% of all Likely U.S. Voters rate the president’s performance as a leader as good or excellent. Forty-eight percent (48%) consider his leadership poor. This is virtually unchanged from a year ago. (To see survey question wording, click here.)

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    The survey of 1,000 Likely Voters was conducted on March 25-26, 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.

  • Should Trump Ax Mueller?

    While more and more questions are being raised about the direction and the fairness of Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation, voters think President Trump should leave him alone.

    The latest Rasmussen Reports national telephone and online survey finds that only 16% of Likely U.S. Voters believe Trump should fire Mueller. Fifty-five percent (55%) disagree, but a notably large 29% are undecided. (To see survey question wording, click here.) 

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    The survey of 1,000 Likely Voters was conducted on March 19-20, 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.

  • Trump's Presence on Campaign Trail Doesn't Excite GOP Voters

    Most Republicans plan to vote for a member of Congress who supports President Trump’s agenda, but they have reservations when it comes to the president joining candidates on the campaign trail.

    A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone and online survey finds that 40% of Likely U.S. Voters say it would hurt political candidates in their state if Trump came to campaign for them. Twenty-eight percent (28%) think it would help those candidates instead, while 21% say a Trump campaign visit would have no impact. Another 12% are not sure. (To see survey question wording, click here.)

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    The survey of 1,000 Likely Voters was conducted on March 13-14, 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 GOP Voters, Pompeo’s Good, But He’s No Tillerson

    President Trump tapped CIA Director Mike Pompeo to be his new secretary of State. Republican voters tend to like Trump’s choice, but don’t regard him as highly as they did Rex Tillerson last year. Still, one-in-three voters still need time to get to know Pompeo before casting an opinion.

    A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone and online survey finds that 33% of Likely U.S. Voters have a Somewhat Favorable impression of Mike Pompeo, including 13% who have a Very Favorable one. Thirty-one percent (31%) have an unfavorable view of the former three-term Republican congressman, with 15% who have a Very Unfavorable opinion. But 36% don’t know enough about Pompeo to have an opinion of him. (To see survey question wording, click here.)

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    The survey of 1,000 Likely U.S. Voters was conducted on March 13-14, 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.

  • 52% Say Trump Relies Less on Cabinet Than Other Presidents

    Following President Trump’s firing of Secretary of State Rex Tillerson, voters remain strongly convinced that a president’s Cabinet plays a critical role in governance, but most also agree that Trump doesn’t use his Cabinet like his predecessors did.

    The latest Rasmussen Reports national telephone and online survey finds that 52% of Likely U.S. Voters believe Trump relies on his Cabinet less than most other presidents. Just 15% think he counts on his Cabinet more, while 21% say Trump’s use of it is about the same as other presidents. Eleven percent (11%) are not sure. (To see survey question wording, click here.)

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    The survey of 1,000 Likely Voters was conducted on March 13-14, 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.