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Daily Presidential Tracking Poll

Monday, December 11, 2017

The Rasmussen Reports daily Presidential Tracking Poll for Monday shows that 42% of Likely U.S. Voters approve of President Trump’s job performance. Fifty-six percent (56%) disapprove.

The latest figures include 29% who Strongly Approve of the way Trump is performing and 45% who Strongly Disapprove. This gives him a Presidential Approval Index rating of -16. (see trends).

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Friday’s newly released jobs report finds the unemployment rate holding at its lowest level in more than 17 years. With the Dow Jones Industrial Average (DJIA) hovering above 24,000 and Congress nearing passage of a tax reform plan, the overall Rasmussen Reports Economic Index rose four points to 132.7 for December, the second highest finding since President Trump took office.  

Economics aside, as special counsel Robert Mueller continues his investigation, one-in-three voters now believe the probe into Russian interference in the 2016 election is fueled by a political agenda

We’ll tell you at 10:30 what voters are thinking about Roy Moore, the Trump-backed GOP Candidate in tomorrow’s U.S. Senate election in Alabama for the seat formerly held by Attorney General Senator  Jeff Sessions.

Voters are closely divided over President Trump’s decision to officially recognize Jerusalem as the capital of Israel, but among those who value the Jewish state most as a U.S. ally, the majority thinks it’s a good idea. 

With the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) now a point of contention for Congress, voters have less concern that helping those here illegally become citizens will encourage more illegal immigration, though they’re still torn over whether amnesty or border control is more important. 

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Even though Santa may get all the attention, Americans still want to keep the Christ in Christmas.

Half of voters think it’s likely that Congress will go through with the tax cuts before the end of the year, but voters are torn on whether Congress will end up cutting taxes too much or not enough.

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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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