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Thursday, June 21, 2018

The Rasmussen Reports daily Presidential Tracking Poll for Thursday shows that 46% of Likely U.S. Voters approve of President Trump’s job performance. Fifty-two percent (52%) disapprove. 

The latest figures include 33% who Strongly Approve of the way the president is performing and 43% who Strongly Disapprove. This gives him a Presidential Approval Index rating of -10. (see trends).

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Illegal immigration remains a major dividing point in the country, with Democrats championing it and Trump supporters strongly opposed. We’ll tell you what voters think of the latest crisis on the border – this one over the children of illegal immigrants – at 10:30 Eastern.

Forty-four percent (44%) of voters said in April that Trump is doing a good or excellent job handling issues related to immigration. This is higher approval than President Obama earned at any point during his time in office.

Democrats continue to hold a small lead on the Rasmussen Reports weekly Generic Congressional Ballot

Men and those 40 and over are following news about the president’s actions and policies a lot more closely than women and younger voters are.

Most voters (54%), however, don’t trust the political news they are getting, the highest level of distrust measured in years of surveying.

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Americans aren't overly concerned that cell phone usage may lead to cancer

But 89% think young people spend too much time on their cell phones.

As summer vacation begins, Americans think it will be easier for young people to find summer jobs than it has been in several years.

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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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