Ed. Note: This President ignores the Constitution, tells us the “Lie of the Year,” creates the largest national debt in history, is the least transparent President in memory, uses the IRS to target his opponents, etc., but according to Rasmussen enjoys a 47% approval rate. What can each of us do to educate likely voters? Republished from RasmussenReports.com. Tuesday, April 21, 2015.
The Rasmussen Reports daily Presidential Tracking Poll for Tuesday shows that 46% of Likely U.S. Voters approve of President Obama’s job performance. Fifty-three percent (53%) disapprove (see trends).
The latest figures include 24% who Strongly Approve of the way Obama is performing as president and 40% who Strongly Disapprove. This gives him a Presidential Approval Index rating of -16.
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Thirty-two percent (32%) of voters think the country is heading in the right direction.
Twenty-six states are challenging the president’s plan to protect up to five million illegal immigrants from deportation, and a federal court has put the plan on hold. We’ll tell you how voters feel about the immigration amnesty issue and the court case in general at 10:30 a.m. Eastern today.
Sixty-two percent (62%) of voters think the federal government is not aggressive enough in deporting those who are here illegally.
Other Republican presidential hopefuls are picking up on New Jersey Governor Chris Christie’s proposal to raise the eligibility age for Social Security and adopt means-testing to keep the federal retirement system afloat. Voters are almost evenly divided over Christie’s proposal to reduce or eliminate Social Security payouts to wealthier Americans, but they worry that those who earn less might lose their benefits, too.
More voters than ever think the terrorists are winning the War on Terror, while views of Muslims in general and U.S. relations with the Islamic world grow worse.
Nearly half of Americans dislike teachers’ unions, but they’re less upset that teachers belong to them.
Americans still have a very high opinion of teaching as a profession, but few think it is a desirable profession to go into.
Standardized testing is increasingly the norm to determine how well a school and its teachers are doing, but most Americans oppose relying on that yardstick.
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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