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Daily Presidential Tracking Poll

Friday, March 24, 2017

The Rasmussen Reports daily Presidential Tracking Poll for Friday shows that 44% of Likely U.S. Voters approve of President Trump’s job performance. Fifty-six percent (56%) disapprove.

The latest figures include 29% who Strongly Approve of the way Trump is performing and 46% who Strongly Disapprove. This gives him a Presidential Approval Index rating of -17. (see trends).

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The president has given congressional Republicans an ultimatum: Pass the Obamacare replacement package now or move on to tax reform. While a sizable majority of voters has long favored changes in the health care law,   52% 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.

The United States has the highest corporate tax rate in the developed world, but most voters don’t know that. Voters tend to see cutting the corporate tax rate as an economic plus but are evenly divided over Trump’s plan to cut it by over half.

The rape of a 14-year-old girl by two illegal immigrants in a Washington, D.C. suburban high school has put the sanctuary city debate back on the front burner. We’ll tell you what voters think at 10:30.

Americans continue to feel that too many people are getting financial help from the government and that anti-poverty programs just make the problem worse.

Florida has recently proposed a bill that would cut food stamp eligibility for hundreds of thousands of residents, and a sizable number of Americans agree that food stamps are too easy to come by.

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Trump is expected to dismantle former President Obama’s climate change policies, but most voters already think the government isn't doing enough about the global warming problem.

While ride-sharing apps like Uber and Lyft are gaining popularity - and notoriety - across the country, the vast majority of Americans say they seldom, if ever, use either service.

Last summer when Uber announced that it was launching a test program of driverless cars in Pittsburgh, 17% said they would hire a self-driving car through a service like that.

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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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