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Daily Presidential Tracking Poll

Wednesday, June 28, 2017

The Rasmussen Reports daily Presidential Tracking Poll for Wednesday shows that 46% of Likely U.S. Voters approve of President Trump’s job performance. Fifty-four percent (54%) disapprove.

The latest figures for Trump include 31% who Strongly Approve of the way Trump is performing and 42% who Strongly Disapprove. This gives him a Presidential Approval Index rating of -11. (see trends).

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Are Democrats getting tired of their “toxic” House leader Nancy Pelosi?

Only 31% of Democratic voters think the current national leadership of their party is representative of most Democrats.

At the same time, 55% of Democrats now believe it’s better for their party if they oppose the president every way possible, up from 44% in February. 

Trump won a major victory this week when the U.S. Supreme Court upheld the constitutionality of portions of his ban on refugees and visitors from several suspected terrorist nations. Voters agreed earlier this month that the travel ban was an anti-terrorist measure, not anti-Muslim, and predicted that the Supreme Court would approve it.

The Supreme Court also has agreed to hear the case of a Denver baker who was prosecuted for refusing for religious reasons to make a wedding cake for a gay couple. We’ll tell you what voters think of that reasoning at 10:30 a.m. today.

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The president said at a recent rally that immigrants "must be able to support themselves financially," and called for stricter enforcement of laws that prevent them from receiving welfare until they’ve been in the United States at least five years. Most voters are on board with such laws.

Still, there's been a dramatic shift in attitudes about illegal immigration in recent years, with voters now for the first time ever putting legalizing those here illegally over more border control.

Seventy-five percent (75%) of Republicans and 50% of unaffiliated voters still think it’s best for the United States to tightly control who comes into the country. Fifty-four percent (54%) of Democrats think it’s better to have open borders for anyone but criminals or terrorists.

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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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