Monday, April 2, 2018

Trump 50% overall job approval rating among Likely Voters is ahead of where Obama’s was at this stage of his presidency-Rasmussen, 4/2/18

4/2/18, "Daily Presidential Tracking Poll," Rasmussen Reports

"The Rasmussen Reports daily Presidential Tracking Poll for Monday shows that 50% of Likely U.S. Voters approve of President Trump’s job performance. Forty-nine percent (49%) disapprove.

The latest figures include 33% who Strongly Approve of the way the president is performing and 39% who Strongly Disapprove. This gives him a Presidential Approval Index rating of -6. (see trends). 

Trump’s overall job approval rating is now running ahead of where Barack Obama’s was at this stage of his presidency.  
(Now that Gallup has quit the field, Rasmussen Reports is the only nationally recognized public opinion firm that still tracks President Trump's job approval ratings on a daily basis....)...
Just 15% of all voters think Congress is doing a good or excellent job. That’s par for the course in recent years.
Most GOP voters want their party to follow Trump, not Senate Republicans.... 

Two-out-of-three Americans (66%) agree that the Census should ask respondents whether they are citizens of the United States....

While some government officials and activists are calling for tighter gun control laws following the massacre at a Florida high school in February, Americans aren’t convinced stricter gun laws will reduce crime and don’t trust the government to fairly enforce those laws. By a 54% to 33% margin, Americans believe the failure of government agencies to respond to numerous warning signs from the prospective killer is more to blame for the mass shooting in Florida than a lack of adequate gun control....

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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Also from Rasmussen:

10/30/2017, "Most Republicans Follow Trump, Not GOP Senators," Rasmussen

"Voters in general, including 38% of GOP voters, are more likely to believe Republicans in Congress are the bigger problem for Trump than Democrats are. (7/27/2017)

Sixty-seven percent (67%) of Republicans think their representatives in Congress have lost touch with the party's base, consistent with findings for years." (7/25/2017)

(Translation: For a very long time, Republican voters have not had a political party that reflects their views. As Rupert Murdoch has said, don't pay any attention to them, they have nowhere else to go.)


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