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Daily Presidential Tracking Poll

Wednesday, September 19, 2018

The Rasmussen Reports daily Presidential Tracking Poll for Wednesday shows that 47% of Likely U.S. Voters approve of President Trump’s job performance. Fifty-two percent (52%) disapprove.

The latest figures include 32% who Strongly Approve of the president is performing and 44% who Strongly Disapprove. This gives him a Presidential Approval Index rating of -12. (see trends). 

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U.S. Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh appeared comfortably on his way to confirmation until Democrats discovered at the last minute a woman who claims he sexually assaulted her when they were teenagers. Kavanaugh emphatically denies her claim. Now that voters have had time to absorb the back-and-forth on this explosive charge, Rasmussen Reports is surveying their reactions to see what impact, if any, it will have. Look for the results on Friday morning.

Democrats are trying to derail Kavanaugh’s nomination, hoping that if they win control of the Senate in November they can force the president to pick a more liberal candidate for the Supreme Court. Voters recognize that the opposition to Kavanaugh is about politics, not issues.

Democrats holds a five-point lead on Rasmussen Reports’ latest Generic Congressional Ballot. 

Political correctness continues to permeate the political debate with constant charges of racism, sexism and the like being thrown in the political and business arenas and on college campuses. Is political correctness a good or bad thing? How does the president rate on the PC scale? We’ll tell you what voters think at 10:30.

One thing’s for sure, if you want your candidate to be successful, don’t call him or her a socialist.

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Most voters believe global warming is causing more extreme weather events, but they still aren’t willing to pay more in taxes and utility costs to fight it.

Many in the path of Hurricane Florence chose to stay put. But Americans don’t think emergency responders are obligated to help those who ignore mandatory evacuation orders.

Is a cashless society coming? Fifty-seven percent (57%) of Americans under 40 say they have gone a week without using cash or coins.

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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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