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Tuesday, June 19, 2018

The Rasmussen Reports daily Presidential Tracking Poll for Tuesday shows that 48% of Likely U.S. Voters approve of President Trump’s job performance. Fifty percent (50%) disapprove. 

The latest figures include 34% who Strongly Approve of the way the president is performing and 40% who Strongly Disapprove. This gives him a Presidential Approval Index rating of -6. (see trends).

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The Justice Department’s inspector general has issued a report strongly critical of the anti-Trump bias among top FBI officials. Voters react to that report in findings to be released at 10:30.

Most voters already believe a special prosecutor should be named to investigate whether senior FBI officials handled the investigations of Trump and Hillary Clinton in a legal and unbiased fashion.

Charges and countercharges are flying over immigration policy, with Democrats staging photo ops at detention centers and the president vowing not to let the country become one big migrant camp. Voters agree that it's easier to enter the United States illegally and stay here illegally than it is in most other countries around the globe.

Yet even if Congress passed a law to secure the border with a wall to prevent future illegal immigration and allow those who entered the country illegally to stay, just 41% believe the federal government would actually secure the border.

Fifty percent (50%) of voters don't want to live in a sanctuary city that protects illegal immigrants from federal immigration authorities.  Thirty-seven percent (37%) do.

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Forty-three percent (43%) of voters say the country is headed in the right direction.

Americans are less insistent on annual testing of elderly drivers for driver’s licenses, but just over half still think it’s a good idea.

Facebook announced last month that it is launching a dating app which could be good news for the social network since Americans look more favorably these days on dating sites.  

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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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