Daily Presidential Tracking Poll
Tuesday, September 25, 2018
The Rasmussen Reports daily Presidential Tracking Poll for Tuesday shows that 47% of Likely U.S. Voters approve of President Trump’s job performance. Fifty percent (50%) disapprove.
The latest figures include 36% who Strongly Approve of the way Trump is performing and 43% who Strongly Disapprove. This gives him a Presidential Approval Index rating of -7. (see trends).
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The Kavanaugh circus continues, but Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell insists the U.S. Senate will vote on the president’s U.S. Supreme Court nominee. We’ll see at 10:30 today if voters still agree.
At the end of last week, 78% still thought Kavanaugh’s confirmation was likely.
Sixty-five percent (65%) of Republicans - and a plurality (47%) of all voters - think most reporters are trying to defeat Kavanaugh’s confirmation.
Most voters believe that when a public figure is accused of sexual wrongdoing, the media is more likely to regard him as guilty until proven innocent.
Forty-two percent (42%) say the country is headed in the right direction.This weekly finding has remained in the 40s throughout the year, up from the 20s during Barack Obama’s last year in the White House.
The newly legalized marijuana industry in California is trying to discourage the use of terms like “pot” and “stoner” because they think they carry a negative connotation, and even pot smokers tend to agree.
Forty-nine percent (49%) of voters now favor the legalization of recreational marijuana use in their state,
but most think those laws should be set at the state level. Voters have long supported the medical use of marijuana.
However, a sizable number of Americans say the opioid epidemic is getting worse.
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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