Trump’s latest poll numbers released

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The president’s latest poll results, via The Rasmussen Reports, show an uptick in the president’s approval rating.

According to the latest poll, 46% of likely U.S. voters approve of President Trump’s job performance. These latest figures include 30% of respondents who strongly approve of the president’s performance.

According to the report, 53% of respondents disapprove of the president’s performance, while 43% strongly disapprove.

On the 26th of January, 2017, the president enjoyed a 59% approval rating, according to Rasmussen. His lowest rating on the site was from August 2, 2017, when he had a 38% approval.

His approval rating has been on a steady increase this week, starting Monday at 42% and steadily increasing to his Friday rating of 46%.

Other items to note from the poll include:

  • Only 10% of Democrats believe efforts by national Democrats to oppose the president have been a success so far.
  • 21% think it would be better for their party to try to work with the president in the future.
  • Oprah edges ahead of the president in a hypothetical election matchup.
  • 12% of American Adults think most Hollywood celebrities are good role models.
  • 36% of voters believe the anti-Trump book “Fire and Fury: Inside the Trump White House” is an accurate portrayal of the Trump White House.

 

You may read the entire Rasmussen Report below:

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-three percent (53%) disapprove.

The latest figures include 30% who Strongly Approve of the way Trump is performing and 43% who Strongly Disapprove. This gives him a Presidential Approval Index rating of -13. (see trends).

Gallup has announced that it is ending its daily presidential tracking poll which means Rasmussen Reports is now the only survey firm still tracking presidential job approval on a daily basis. 

Regular updates are posted Monday through Friday at 9:30 a.m. Eastern  (sign up for free daily email update).

Even Democrats aren’t overly confident that their legislators in Congress will be able to stop Trump’s agenda.

Only 10% of Democrats believe efforts by national Democrats to oppose the president have been a success so far. However, just 21% think it would be better for their party to try to work with the president in the future.

Democrats desperate for someone with firepower to challenge Trump in 2020 have now seized on TV personality Oprah Winfrey. Oprah edges the president in a hypothetical election matchup.

Generally speaking, however, just 12% of American Adults think most Hollywood celebrities are good role models.

Washington is buzzing about the new anti-Trump book, Fire and Fury , but just 36% of voters believe it is an accurate portrayal of the Trump White House. 

Tensions appear to be cooling between the United States and North Korea. We’ll tell you what voters think at 10:30 today.

Despite Attorney General Jeff Sessions’ intention to get tough on states that have legalized marijuana, most voters want to keep marijuana regulated at the state level.

California is the most recent state to make recreational marijuana legal. Forty-nine percent (49%) of voters now favor the legalization of recreational marijuana use in their state, the highest level of support in several years of regular surveying.

 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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