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Daily Presidential Tracking Poll

Wednesday, March 29, 2017

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

The latest figures include 27% who Strongly Approve of the way Trump is performing and 44% who Strongly Disapprove. This gives him a Presidential Approval Index rating of -17.  (see trends).

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The early clashes on Capitol Hill have hurt House Speaker Paul Ryan's popularity and made the Democrats' most visible congressional leader, Senate Majority Leader Charles Schumer, more liked and more disliked.

Ryan pulled his proposed replacement for Obamacare from consideration late last week when he realized there were not enough votes to pass it. While a sizable majority has long favored changes in Obamacare, 52% of voters 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.

Confidence that the United States has the edge in the war on terror remains higher than it has been in several years, while concern about the dangers of domestic Islamic terrorism is down.

The rape of a 14-year-old girl at a suburban high school in Maryland by two older students who entered this country illegally - one an 18-year-old enrolled as a freshman - has many wondering if they’re the ones who will soon need sanctuary from criminal illegal immigrants in their own backyard.

Most voters don’t want to live in a sanctuary community, and many question the safety of such communities. We’ll tell you at 10:30 how strong a link voters think there is between illegal immigration and the level of serious crime in America.

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The president in an executive order signed yesterday put the emphasis on domestic energy development over concerns about global warming. Most voters have said in regular surveying that the United States does not do enough to develop domestic energy sources

Voters agreed with Trump’s emphasis on new job creation in his recent speech to Congress. Most say job creation is more important than fighting global warming

Forty-five percent (45%) of Americans still say, compared to people who make more or less than they do, they are paying more than their fair share of taxes.

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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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