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Daily Presidential Tracking Poll

Wednesday, November 22, 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-four percent (54%) disapprove.

The latest figures include 27% who Strongly Approve of the way Trump is performing and 45% who Strongly Disapprove. This gives him a Presidential Approval Index rating of -18. (see trends).

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Rasmussen Reports will not be polling over the Thanksgiving holiday weekend. We will not update the daily presidential approval ratings again until Monday morning at 9:30.

A tidal wave of sexual abuse scandal news has washed from Hollywood onto the steps of Congress where the sexual transgression spotlight has shifted from Senator Al Franken to Representative John Conyers as the House Ethics Committee yesterday opened an investigation into allegations women have made against him.

As it is, most voters — even fellow Democrats by a 45% to 37% margin — say it’s time for Senator Al Franken to go if his accusers are right.

But thinking ahead to next year’s midterm elections, voters are leaning towards returning the Democrats to control of the entire Congress for the first time since early 2011.

However, the Trump administration has been active. Trump yesterday discussed Syria, Ukraine, North Korea and terrorism for more than an hour with Russia’s President Putin. Voters by a two-to-one margin agree with Trump that it’s better for the United States – and the world - to have Russia on our side.

The Federal Communications Commission yesterday announced plans to rescind Obama era net neutrality regulations that most voters opposed prior to their enactment

Stock market indices reach new highs yesterday with the unemployment rate for November at its lowest level in 17 years and consumers ready to spend just in time for the holidays. The overall Rasmussen Reports Economic Index held steady at for November at its highest level since Rasmussen introduced the measure in 2014

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Trump changed the rules of engagement in the War on Terror, and within months U.S.-backed forces captured Mosul, the largest city held by the Islamic State in Syria, then last month captured the Syrian city of Raqqa, the de facto capital of the self-styled Islamic caliphate. That the Trump Doctrine of crushing terror with unrelenting force could be working is the subject of this week’s Rasmussen Minute

Thanksgiving is one of the busiest times of the year for travelers, but only one-in-five Americans plan on spending Thanksgiving away from home

How far along are Americans in their holiday shopping before the biggest shopping day of the year? We’ll tell you at 10:30.

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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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