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Daily Presidential Tracking Poll

Thursday, March 23, 2017

The Rasmussen Reports daily Presidential Tracking Poll for Thursday shows that 47% of Likely U.S. Voters approve of President Trump’s job performance. Fifty-three percent (53%) disapprove.

The latest figures include 30% who Strongly Approve of the way Trump is performing and 44% who Strongly Disapprove. This gives him a Presidential Approval Index rating of -14.  (see trends). 

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The chairman of the House Intelligence Committee appears to have confirmed Trump’s claim that U.S. intelligence agencies wiretapped his staff after the election and that some of the information was leaked to the media. As we noted in The Rasmussen Minute, it looks like a case of wiretapping run wild.

Forty-seven (47%) of voters believe America’s intelligence agencies have their own political agenda.

The fate of Speaker Paul Ryan’s proposed plan to repeal and replace Obamacare is still up in the air with a vote expected as early as today. Most voters believe big changes in the health care law are likely in the next few months.

Yet while a sizable majority has long favored changes in the law,  52% of voters now worry the president and congressional Republicans will change it too much.  Thirty-six percent (36%) are more concerned that they’ll change the health care law too little.

Voters remain confident that Judge Neil Gorsuch will be approved for the Supreme Court and think he deserves it more than President Obama’s nominees did at this stage of the process. Opposition to Gorsuch is seen as driven more by politics than concerns about his judicial thinking.

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The president is expected to dismantle his predecessor’s climate change policies, but most voters already think the government isn't doing enough about global warming.

Most Americans still think welfare programs in this country are being abused.

Thirty-eight percent (38%) of Americans are likely to buy or lease a car in the next year. That’s the highest finding in 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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