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Friday, May 25, 2018

The Rasmussen Reports daily Presidential Tracking Poll for Friday shows that 49% of Likely U.S. Voters approve of President Trump’s job performance. Fifty percent (50%) disapprove. 

The latest figures include 35% who Strongly Approve of the way Trump is performing and 40% who Strongly Disapprove. This gives him a Presidential Approval Index rating of -5. (See trends).

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President Trump yesterday cancelled his June 12 summit meeting with North Korean dictator Kim Jong Un, citing hostile statements from North Korea as the reason, and is instead preparing further sanctions against that country.  Voters just two weeks ago said they are growing more confident that President Trump is on track to disarm North Korea’s nukes. But in March voters were skeptical that the meeting would lessen the threat posed by North Korea.

President Trump may not be popular with a lot of voters, but not many of them think Vice President Mike Pence would be a suitable replacement.

Most Republicans, however, are now convinced that high-level federal law enforcement officials tried illegally to stop Trump from being president.

Meanwhile, a new report released Thursday confirmed what homeowners were already feeling: Home values are on the rise and more homeowners than ever are breathing a sigh of relief that the value of their property outweighs their mortgage.

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Hollywood producer Harvey Weinstein surrendered to New York City police this morning to face charges of sexual abuse, the Associated Press has reported.

Most Americans last October said they see sexual harassment in the workplace as a serious problem, and nearly half have experienced it themselves or know someone who has.

Fewer than half of Americans think the state they live in will be able to pay out promised pension benefits to public workers, but few are willing to pay more in taxes to cover them.  

It’s Memorial Day Weekend, a holiday that has historically been deemed the unofficial start to summer. We’ll tell you at 10:30 just how many view this holiday weekend as their summer start and how many plan on vacationing in the hot months to come.

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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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