Daily Presidential Tracking Poll
Tuesday, August 14, 2018
The Rasmussen Reports daily Presidential Tracking Poll for Tuesday shows that 50% of Likely U.S. Voters approve of President Trump’s job performance. Forty-nine percent (49%) disapprove.
The latest figures include 35% who Strongly Approve of the way the president is performing and 40% who Strongly Disapprove. This gives him a Presidential Approval Index rating of -5. (see trends).
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We’ll tell you at 10:30 today whether the president should agree to an interview with Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s team.
Most Republicans (64%) agree with Trump that the Mueller investigation should end, but the majority of both Democrats (71%) and unaffiliated voters (53%) disagree.
Forty-three percent (43%) of all voters believe the country is headed in the right direction.
With economic confidence still at record levels, consumers are ready to open their wallets again at summer’s end.
Most voters, however, still don’t believe the federal government today has the consent of the governed.
Even after a summer of vacation traveling, Americans have a more favorable view of the Transportation Security Administration and the airline security process.
Like the president and California Governor Jerry Brown, voters disagree on the cause of the wildfires raging in northern California, but most think this is a worse season for fires than usual.
While voters have long said global warming is a serious problem, most have been reluctant to spend any of their own money to do anything about it.
Only 25% think the scientific debate over global warming is over.
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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