Daily Presidential Tracking Poll – Rasmussen Reports™

Daily Presidential Tracking Poll

Wednesday, May 17, 2017

The Rasmussen Reports daily Presidential Tracking Poll for Wednesday shows that 44% of Likely U.S. Voters approve of President Trump’s job performance. Fifty-six percent (56%) disapprove.

The latest figures include 27% who Strongly Approve of the way Trump is performing and 46% who Strongly Disapprove. This gives him a Presidential Approval Index rating of -19. (see trends).

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The American Association for Public Opinion Research which describes itself as “the leading professional organization of public opinion and survey research professionals in the United States” convenes its annual convention tomorrow following the industry’s most dismal election performance ever. Right now most voters don’t trust political polls and tend to think pollsters are out to stop Trump’s agenda.

Sixty percent (60%) of Republicans agree with the president’s decision to fire FBI Director James Comey, but 71% of Democrats and unaffiliated voters by a 51% to 34% margin disagree. 

Following the WannaCry cyberattack, how concerned are Americans about the safety of the country’s computer infrastructure? We’ll tell you at 10:30.

Already by January of last year, 58% of Americans felt the country’s reliance on the internet for business and financial transactions made the U.S. economy more vulnerable to attack.

Find out at 1 pm EST how many Americans think their job could be done by a robot.

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Seventy-six percent (76%) of voters think employers and individuals should be allowed to buy health insurance plans across state lines. Trump and congressional Republicans argue that it will make insurance cheaper. 
But Obamacare doesn’t allow it.

Americans view teaching as a more important profession than being a doctor but think doctoring is a much better job to go into.

Eighty percent (80%) see a doctor regularly, and 93% of those adults trust that doctor — the highest level of trust measured yet.

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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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