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Friday, June 22, 2018

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

The latest figures include 34% who Strongly Approve of the way the president is performing and 42% who Strongly Disapprove. This gives him a Presidential Approval Index rating of -8. (see trends).   

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With the economy soaring, the president’s ratings on economic issues are on the rise. Voters are pretty happy with his foreign policy, too, following his generally well-received summit with North Korean dictator Kim Jong Un.

But is the border children “crisis” dinging the president’s overall job approval numbers? With the left and its media allies in full cry, Trump’s job approval has fallen to 46% for the last two days, his lowest numbers since March.

Interestingly, however, most voters blame the parents of the separated children at the border for the latest illegal immigration controversy, not the federal government.

Just over half (52%) favor the immigration reform plan detailed by Trump in his State of the Union speech that would create a pathway to citizenship for those brought to this country illegally when they were children, build a wall on the Mexican border and change legal immigration to a more merit-based system.

Trump this week called for the creation of a national space force to be the sixth branch of the U.S. armed forces. We’ll tell you at 10:30 what voters think of his proposal.

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The U.S. Supreme Court yesterday cleared the way for states to levy sales taxes on internet purchases even if the seller doesn’t have a physical presence in the state, but 66% of Americans oppose such taxes.

A report released in November found that as many as 800 million workers worldwide could be replaced by robots by 2030. Most Americans agree, but few think their own job is on the line.

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

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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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