Thursday, April 13, 2017
Trump Approval Ratings Go UP
Thursday, April 13, 2017
The Rasmussen Reports daily Presidential Tracking Poll for Thursday shows that 48% of Likely U.S. Voters approve of President Trump’s job performance. Fifty-two percent (52%) disapprove.
The latest figures include 29% who Strongly Approve of the way Trump is performing and 42% who Strongly Disapprove. This gives him a Presidential Approval Index rating of -13. (see trends).
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Even though they strongly believe the United States and Russia are headed for another Cold War, voters here appear less concerned about the worsening relations between the two countries than they have been in recent years.
The president says the U.S. relationship with Russia is at “an all-time low.” We’ll tell you at 10:30 today if voters think it is still possible for the United States to partner with the Russians in areas of common concern.
Attorney General Jeff Sessions has ordered a review of the reform agreements President Obama's Justice Department required of several urban police departments following high-profile police shootings. Voters think those agreements are unlikely to deter crime and agree with Sessions that they merit a second look.
More Americans than ever say their local police officers are doing a good job, and most don't think cops are to blame for the majority of shootings they are involved in.
Seventy-one percent (71%) of voters believe the level of crime in low-income inner city communities is a bigger problem in America today than police discrimination against minorities.
Sixty-one percent (61%) of Democrats agree with Democratic National Committee Chairman Tom Perez that Trump is not the legitimately elected president.
Most Republicans (64%) say Hillary Clinton lost to Trump last November because she was a weak candidate, but just as many Democrats (63%) blame outside factors including the FBI and Russia.
Voters oppose congressional Republicans’ decision to allow Internet Service Providers (ISPs) to sell or share users’ browsing history and other personal information the way Google and Facebook do.
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.