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Daily Presidential Tracking Poll

Friday, July 21, 2017

The Rasmussen Reports daily Presidential Tracking Poll for Friday 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 47% who Strongly Disapprove. This gives him a Presidential Approval Index rating of -21. (see trends).

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More voters than ever view Obamacare favorably and fewer expect the quality of care to suffer, but most still predict health care costs will keep rising. 

Fifty-two percent (52%) say it would be better to leave Obamacare alone rather than repealing it completely if Congress and the president can’t make the fixes they want to it. Forty-one percent (41%) want repeal. 

Despite wall-to-wall media coverage of the Trump-Russia allegations, just 26% of voters rate them as the most serious problem facing the nation. Eighteen percent (18%) say that of the economy, while 16% see Obamacare as the biggest problem. 

O.J. Simpson was granted parole yesterday from his imprisonment for crimes unrelated to the double murder case that gripped the country more than than two decades ago. Most Americans in March said they don’t want to see Simpson go free.

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Washington has been shocked by the news that longtime Arizona Senator John McCain has brain cancer. 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.

Voters don’t think Vice President Mike Pence would do a better job than Trump and say even if he did become chief executive, the media would be nearly as biased against him as they are against Trump.

Americans are feeling better about their own lives than they have in over a decade.

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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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