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Daily Presidential Tracking Poll

Monday, December 10, 2018

The Rasmussen Reports daily Presidential Tracking Poll for Monday shows that 48% of Likely U.S. Voters approve of President Trump’s job performance. Fifty-one percent (51%) disapprove.

The latest figures include 35% who Strongly Approve of the job Trump is doing and 42% who Strongly Disapprove. This gives him a Presidential Approval Index rating of -7. (see trends).

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Senator Kirsten Gillibrand, one of many Democrats with an eye on their party’s 2020 presidential nomination, tweeted last week that America’s future is female and “intersectional” (focused on overlapping areas of discrimination). Republicans countered that America is about equal opportunity. Find out at 10:30 how important gender is to voters.

Only 32% agree with Hillary Clinton's statement, “Despite all the challenges we face I remain convinced that, yes, the future is female.” But 54% think women will hold more leadership positions in politics and business in the next five years.

A Democratic gubernatorial candidate from Wisconsin raised eyebrows this year when he said his party is now made up of warring identity groups that won't assimilate. A sizable number of Democrats - and just over half of all voters - agree.

Some have estimated that up to 40 prominent Democrats will enter the race for their party’s 2020 presidential nomination. But only 26% of voters think a presidential field that big is good for the Democratic Party.

Researchers worldwide are investigating a rise in food allergies, especially among children. Here in the United States, roughly one-in-five Americans say they have been impacted by the potentially fatal problem, most often as the result of nut allergies.  

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Most Americans still believe Jesus is the reason for the season and prefer commercial Christmas greetings over generic holiday ones.

More are decorating their home this year for the holidays and plan to have a Christmas tree.

See “What They Told Us” in survey last week.

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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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