Daily Presidential Tracking Poll
The Rasmussen Reports daily Presidential Tracking Poll for Friday shows that 46% of Likely U.S. Voters approve of President Trump’s job performance. Fifty-four percent (54%) disapprove.
The latest figures for Trump 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 ).
Regular updates are posted Monday through Friday at 9:30 a.m. Eastern (sign up for free daily email update ).
The big story in Washington this week was former FBI Director James Comey’s testimony before a Senate panel yesterday about his interactions with President Trump, who recently fired him. Voters put slightly more trust in Comey than they do the president .
Thirty-nine percent (39%) of all Americans believe we talk about race too much. while 33% say Americans don’t talk about it enough. Black adults are more likely than others to say Americans need to talk more about racial issues. Confidence in race relations in America remains down and there isn’t much hope for the future.
For the last three months, the overall Consumer Confidence Index has been falling from its three-year high, but is there hope on the horizon? Find out at 10:30 EST.
Apple announced this week that their newest iPhone operating system, iOS 11, will have a “Do Not Disturb for Driving” mode that will stop users from receiving text messages while behind the wheel. Americans already think distracted driving is a big problem and are on board with this new technology.
Half of voters still favor President Trump’s temporary travel ban and see it as an anti-terrorist measure, not religious discrimination. Voters also think the U.S. Supreme Court is likely to uphold the ban.
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.