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Daily Presidential Tracking Poll

Wednesday, November 14, 2018

The Rasmussen Reports daily Presidential Tracking Poll for Wednesday shows that 46% of Likely U.S. Voters approve of President Trump’s job performance. Fifty-two percent (52%) disapprove.

The latest figures include 33% who Strongly Approve of the job Trump is doing and 41% who Strongly Disapprove. This gives him a Presidential Approval Index rating of -8. (see trends).

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The president was criticized at a summit with European leaders this week for putting America’s interests ahead of global needs. We’ll see at 10:30 what voters think of Trump’s America First agenda.

Despite last week’s election results, voters think Trump’s reelection is 2020 is more likely now. Just 16% still feel the president will be impeached before the end of his first term.

Democrats are hopeful that Special Counsel Robert Mueller will find criminal wrongdoing by Trump which would give them grounds for impeachment. Just over half of voters still don't want to end Mueller's investigation of Russian interference in the 2016 election, but even more are worried that the president’s firing of Attorney General Jeff Sessions is the first step toward shutting Mueller down.  

Democrats aren’t big fans of Sessions, but they strongly disagree with Trump’s decision to fire him right after Election Day.  Republicans are strongly supportive of the president's action.  Trump has long been critical of his first attorney general for recusing himself from the Russia probe and calling for a special counsel.

Voters strongly believe House Democrats need to focus on areas where they can work with Trump and congressional Republicans, but as far as Democrats are concerned, impeaching the president is the priority.  

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In a survey concluded just before last week’s elections, only 28% of Americans felt that today’s children will be better off than their parents.

Forty-three percent (43%) of voters say the country is headed in the right direction, showing no change since last week’s elections.

With unemployment at record lows, Americans remain highly confident about the job market, and most still think just about anyone can get ahead in today's world.

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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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