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Daily Presidential Tracking Poll

Thursday, December 14, 2017

The Rasmussen Reports daily Presidential Tracking Poll for Thursday shows that 41% of Likely U.S. Voters approve of President Trump’s job performance. Fifty-seven percent (57%) disapprove.

The latest figures include 28% who Strongly Approve of the way the president is performing and 47% who Strongly Disapprove. This gives him a Presidential Approval Index rating of -19. (see trends). 

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Some claim Republicans dodged a bullet with Roy Moore’s defeat in the U.S. Senate race in Alabama, but just 26% of GOP voters think a Moore win would have been bad for their party in the long run. 

Having forced Senator Al Franken to resign over allegations of sexual impropriety, Democrats are now turning on President Trump. We’ll tell you at 10:30 what voters think of the allegations of sexual misconduct against the president and whether he should resign if they are proven true.

Voters say sexual harassment is not a bigger problem these days. There is just more media coverage of it than in the past.

Wisconsin is moving forward with a plan to drug test some food stamp recipients, and most voters nationwide would like to see a similar plan in the state they live in.

Americans continue to feel that too many people are getting financial help from the government and that anti-poverty programs just make the problem worse.

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The majority of American adults continues to identify as middle class, but sex and race are among the factors that shape that identity and what it means.

Even with the looming threat from North Korea, few Americans support the U.S. team passing on the upcoming Winter Olympics in South Korea in the name of security.

Most Americans have visited a national park within the last five years, and just over half say the number of such parks is about right.

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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