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Daily Presidential Tracking Poll

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Wednesday, March 21, 2018

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-two percent (52%) disapprove.

The latest figures include 29% who Strongly Approve of the way Trump is performing and 43% who Strongly Disapprove. This gives him a Presidential Approval Index rating of -14. (see trends).

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Voters don’t have much faith when it comes to political campaign promises, but a sizable number think Trump is more likely to deliver than most.

Trump vowed during the 2016 campaign to reverse or abolish most of Obama's accomplishments, and 79% think he is likely to accomplish this.

The president continues to push ahead with his campaign promise to build a wall along the Mexico border, an effort still strongly supported by Republicans. Democrats and unaffiliated voters would rather grant amnesty to those here illegally first.

Forty percent (40%) of all voters say it would hurt political candidates in their state if Trump came to campaign for them. Twenty-eight percent (28%) think it would help those candidates instead, while 21% say a Trump campaign visit would have no impact. Twelve percent (12%) are undecided.

With increasing questions being raised about the fairness of Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s probe of alleged Russian influence on the 2016 election, some are suggesting that the president should fire him. Find out at 10:30 what voters think Trump should do.

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This week’s Rasmussen Minute takes a closer look at the high-stakes game of international tariffs and potential trade wars.

Most Republicans support the president’s new tariffs on steel and aluminum imports, while the majority of Democrats are opposed. But only 37% of all Americans think most of their fellow countrymen know what a tariff is.

Even as a major snowstorm pounds the northeast, most Americans say the arrival of spring yesterday puts them in a better mood.

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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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