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Daily Presidential Tracking Poll

Monday, May 29, 2017

The Rasmussen Reports daily Presidential Tracking Poll for Monday shows that 45% of Likely U.S. Voters approve of President Trump’s job performance. Fifty-five percent (55%) disapprove.

The latest figures include 29% who Strongly Approve of the way Trump is performing and 45% who Strongly Disapprove. This gives him a Presidential Approval Index rating of -16. (see trends).

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More Americans than ever now honor Memorial Day, today’s federal holiday that recognizes military personnel who have given their lives for our country. 

Americans have given the U.S. military high marks for its job performance in Rasmussen Reports surveys for years.

North Korea continues to flaunt its development of nuclear weapons aimed at the United States. Thirty-seven percent (37%) of voters said in early March that the United States should use military force to shut down North Korea’s nuclear weapons program.

Most Americans think it’s likely a terrorist attack comparable to last week’s bombing at a pop concert in Manchester, England will happen in the United States within the next year, but that isn’t stopping them from going to big events.

The radical Islamic State group (ISIS) has claimed responsibility for the Manchester bombing. Sixty-nine percent (69%) of U.S. voters believe ISIS must be completely destroyed to end its terrorist attacks.

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Chelsea Manning, the transgender soldier sentenced to 35 years in prison for leaking classified documents to WikiLeaks, was released from prison earlier this month after serving only seven years. Most voters disagree with President Obama’s decision last year to commute Manning’s sentence.

Sixty-on percent (61%) of Democrats regard Pope Francis as an ally of the United States, but just 43% of Republicans and 42% of unaffiliated voters agree.

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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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