Thursday, July 20, 2017
The Rasmussen Reports daily Presidential Tracking Poll for Thursday shows that 43% of Likely U.S. Voters approve of President Trump’s job performance. Fifty-seven percent (57%) disapprove.
The latest figures for Trump include 26% who Strongly Approve of the way Trump is performing and 49% who Strongly Disapprove. This gives him a Presidential Approval Index rating of -23. (see trends).
This is the second day in a row that Trump has earned the lowest Approval Index Rating of his presidency.
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Despite the president’s falling job approval rating, Americans are feeling better about their lives than they have in over a decade.
The latest Rasmussen Consumer Spending Update shows confidence in the economy and personal finances is at or near record highs.
We’ll tell you at 10:30 which of the major problems facing the nation concerns voters the most.
Washington has been shocked by longtime Arizona Senator John McCain’s announcement that he is suffering from a brain tumor. McCain, the unsuccessful 2008 Republican presidential candidate, has been a frequent critic of the president, but 68% of GOP voters think their party should be more like Trump than McCain.
Just 33% of voters under 40 are even somewhat confident that they will receive all their promised Social Security benefits.
The Declaration of Independence says that governments derive their authority from the consent of the governed, but only one-in-four voters think the American government today has that consent.
Kid Rock, Kanye West and The Rock are among the recent celebrities who have announced an interest in running for political office. But only seven percent (7%) say they would be more likely to vote for a prominent entertainer who runs for public office.
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).
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