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Daily Presidential Tracking Poll

Wednesday, July 26, 2017

The Rasmussen Reports daily Presidential Tracking Poll for Wednesday 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 25% who Strongly Approve of the way Trump is performing and 47% who Strongly Disapprove. This gives him a Presidential Approval Index rating of -22. (see trends).

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The president last week called Attorney General Jeff Sessions “beleaguered” and said he would have picked someone else if he knew Sessions would recuse himself from the Russia investigation. Voters see Sessions more favorably than either of President Obama's attorneys general - but not by much. 

Over six months into the Trump presidency, Republican voters still say they relate more to the president’s political views than those of their party's representatives in Congress.

GOP voters want Obamacare repealed or replaced, and Trump is echoing that call. But once again the Republican-led Senate is failing to deliver. No wonder Republican voters have lost the enthusiasm they showed earlier this year for their congressional leaders.
 

Fifty-five percent (55%) of all voters believe what the media thinks matters more to the average member of Congress than what voters think.

Just 15% give Congress positive marks for its job performance. Most voters have an unfavorable opinion of the top congressional leaders of both major parties.

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Congress is prepared to turn up the heat on Iran, North Korea and Russia in particular with more economic sanctions. We’ll tell you what voters think about this at 10:30.

The latest Rasmussen Minute asks, why is it that a large majority of everyday Americans consider most Hollywood celebrities to be bad role models and unpalatable candidates for public office?

Following actress Meryl Streep's Golden Globes speech criticizing Trump in January, most Americans said Hollywood celebrities are politically to the left of them.

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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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