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Daily Presidential Tracking Poll

Friday, July 13, 2018

The Rasmussen Reports daily Presidential Tracking Poll for Friday shows that 46% of Likely U.S. Voters approve of President Trump’s job performance. Fifty-three percent (53%) disapprove.

The latest figures include 33% who Strongly Approve of the way Trump is performing and 44% who Strongly Disapprove. This gives him a Presidential Approval Index rating of -11. (See trends).

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President Trump in Brussels this week sharply criticized NATO member countries for not contributing their fair share to the military alliance, and in England yesterday he criticized Prime Minister Theresa May’s proposed economic plan for the U.K. after its withdrawal from the EU.

Despite the turmoil in Britain, as two senior cabinet members to Prime Minister May resigned with just 100 days until the so-called Brexit deal is supposed to be done, most on this side of the pond think the ouster is still a go.

On Monday, President Trump will meet with Russian President Vladimir Putin in an effort to improve Russian-American relations. Voters are less fearful these days of tensions between the two countries and tend to think a meeting between Trump and Putin will be good for America.

Forty-seven percent (47%) of voters think Trump is doing a good or excellent job in his handling of foreign policy issues.

Demoted FBI official Peter Strzok testified yesterday before a long, rancorous joint session of the House Judiciary & Oversight and Government Reform committees about bias against the Trump Campaign in the 2016 election. Half of voters continue to believe some of the nation’s top cops may have acted illegally to keep President Trump from being elected.

Conduct of Strzok’s House testimony clearly illustrated the anger that continues to run high on both sides of the Trump divide, but Democrats are a bit hotter under the collar now than they were a year ago.

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Fewer Americans these days think the government is spending too much money on welfare programs, but Republicans and Democrats remain sharply divided on this issue.

To combat poverty, a California city has launched a pilot program in which some residents will receive $500 per month with no strings attached. But nearly half of Americans wouldn’t welcome such a program in their area.

We’ll tell you at 10:30 whether Americans think it’s likely that jobs will be taken over by artificial intelligence in the future.

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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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