Daily Presidential Tracking Poll
Friday, December 14, 2018
The Rasmussen Reports daily Presidential Tracking Poll for Friday shows that 48% of Likely U.S. Voters approve of President Trump’s job performance. Fifty percent (50%) disapprove.
The latest figures include 33% who Strongly Approve of the way Trump is performing and 42% who Strongly Disapprove. This gives him a Presidential Approval Index rating of -9. (See trends).
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The Senate yesterday voted 56-41 to end U.S. support for Saudi Arabia’s war in Yemen, a rebuke for the Saudi’s sanctioned killing of one of its journalists, Jamal Khashoggi, October 2 in the Kingdom’s embassy in Ankara. Sixty-eight percent (68%) of voters support U.S. action against Saudi Arabia for the killing.
Here at home, although 2018 didn’t end with the same fervor of economic confidence that we saw at the beginning of the year, the final numbers are certainly nothing to sneeze at.
Estimates vary widely on the annual cost of illegal immigration to taxpayers, but whichever estimate one uses, it amounts at a minimum to tens of billions of dollars.
We’ll tell you at 10:30 to what extent voters support a partial government shutdown if government leaders cannot reach a solution to the problem of illegal immigration at the southern border either through legislation or funding for the border wall.
A proposal has been made to extend Medicare benefits to Americans of all ages. Voters are on the fence about the idea, but they do believe it would increase health care costs.
President Ronald Reagan said in his first inaugural address in 1981 that “government is not the solution to our problem; government is the problem,” and voters still agree.
Eighty-two percent (82%) of Americans will be celebrating Christmas this holiday season,
and they think
a little more religion would go a long way.
But with beloved holiday songs and shows now coming under fire for supposedly inappropriate messages, many are wondering whether free speech is officially dead.
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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