Daily Presidential Tracking Poll

TerriHaute

Hoosier Gardener
Tuesday, November 29, 2011

The Rasmussen Reports daily Presidential Tracking Poll for Tuesday shows that 20% of the nation's voters Strongly Approve of the way that Barack Obama is performing his role as president. Forty-two percent (42%) Strongly Disapprove, giving Obama a Presidential Approval Index rating of -22.

Thirty-nine percent (39%) hold at least a somewhat favorable view of the Occupy Wall Street protesters, while 55% have an unfavorable view. For the Tea Party activists, the numbers are more evenly divided: 44% favorable and 48% unfavorable. A video update shows Occupy protesters explaining why they think it’s important for them to stay.

Herman Cain trails the president by 10 points in a hypothetical 2012 match-up. A woman has gone on camera in Georgia claiming a 13-year affair with Cain. She presented phone records and other evidence of knowing Cain.

Republicans hold a five-point edge over Democrats on the Generic Congressional Ballot.

The Presidential Approval Index is calculated by subtracting the number who Strongly Disapprove from the number who Strongly Approve. It is updated daily at 9:30 a.m. Eastern (sign up for free daily e-mail update). Updates are also available on Twitter and Facebook.

Overall, 44% of voters say they at least somewhat approve of the president's job performance. Fifty-five percent (55%) at least somewhat disapprove.

http://www.rasmussenreports.com/public_content/politics/obama_administration/daily_presidential_tracking_poll
 

TerriHaute

Hoosier Gardener
Wednesday, November 30, 2011

The Rasmussen Reports daily Presidential Tracking Poll for Wednesday shows that 19% of the nation's voters Strongly Approve of the way that Barack Obama is performing his role as president. Forty-three percent (43%) Strongly Disapprove, giving Obama a Presidential Approval Index rating of -24.

Seventy-one percent (71%) believe it will take at least three more years for the housing market to recover. Overall, just 27% expect the economy to be stronger in a year while 48% expect it to be weaker. Two-out-of-three Americans believe the economy is still in a recession.

In New Hampshire, Newt Gingrich has pulled to within ten points of Mitt Romney. Gingrich already leads the field in Iowa. Rasmussen Reports will release new numbers at noon Eastern today. Republicans strongly agree with Gingrich that the Occupy Wall Street protesters should take a bath and get a job.

The Presidential Approval Index is calculated by subtracting the number who Strongly Disapprove from the number who Strongly Approve. It is updated daily at 9:30 a.m. Eastern (sign up for free daily e-mail update). Updates are also available on Twitter and Facebook.

Overall, 43% of voters say they at least somewhat approve of the president's job performance. Fifty-six percent (56%) at least somewhat disapprove.

A Generic Republican currently leads the president in a hypothetical match-up but Obama typically leads individually named Republicans.

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TerriHaute

Hoosier Gardener
Thursday, December 01, 2011

The Rasmussen Reports daily Presidential Tracking Poll for Thursday shows that 19% of the nation's voters Strongly Approve of the way that Barack Obama is performing his role as president. Forty-three percent (43%) Strongly Disapprove, giving Obama a Presidential Approval Index rating of -24.

Just 6% rate the performance of Congress as good or excellent. A solid plurality (43%) believes that most members of Congress are corrupt. Sixteen percent (16%) believe the country is generally heading in the right direction.

The Rasmussen Employment Index gained five points in November showing that workplace confidence has reached its highest level since June. Generally speaking, an increase in the Rasmussen Employment Index suggests the upcoming government reports on job creation will be better than the prior month.

In a hypothetical 2012 match-up, it’s Newt Gingrich 45% President Obama 43%. Rick Perry and Herman Cain also briefly led the president at the peak of their surge and both quickly fell back. It remains to be seen whether Gingrich follows that path or is able to retain his status as the leading alternative to former Massachusetts Governor Mitt Romney.

The Presidential Approval Index is calculated by subtracting the number who Strongly Disapprove from the number who Strongly Approve. It is updated daily at 9:30 a.m. Eastern (sign up for free daily e-mail update). Updates are also available on Twitter and Facebook.

Overall, 43% of voters say they at least somewhat approve of the president's job performance. Fifty-six percent (56%) at least somewhat disapprove.

Sixty-five percent (65%) would like to end all military and financial aid to Pakistan.

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TerriHaute

Hoosier Gardener
Friday, December 02, 2011

The Rasmussen Reports daily Presidential Tracking Poll for Friday shows that 20% of the nation's voters Strongly Approve of the way that Barack Obama is performing his role as president. Forty-two percent (42%) Strongly Disapprove, giving Obama a Presidential Approval Index rating of -22.

While the daily numbers provide important clues about the president's status, the month-by-month ratings are often a useful way to spot larger trends. For the full month of November, the president's Approval Index rating gained three points after falling to record lows in October. This may reflect a modest improvement in consumer confidence during November or it may reflect the passage of time since the debt ceiling debacle of the summer months.

If the president is able to consistently improve his Job Approval ratings over the next 11 months, it will be difficult for any Republican to beat him. On the other hand, if his ratings slip further, it would be a real challenge for President Obama to keep his job.

On specific issues, 43% currently give the president good or excellent marks on national security matters. However, 59% want all troops home from Afghanistan within a year. Sixty-five percent (65%) would like to end all military and financial aid to Pakistan.

Just 28% give the president good or excellent marks for handling the economy.

The number of people aligning with the Democratic Party grew by nearly two percentage points in November. Today, 34.9% consider themselves Democrats and 34.3% say they're Republicans.

Newt Gingrich currently has a big lead in the race to win the Republican Presidential nomination. [LINK] He's also doing very well in a head-to-head match-up with the incumbent,, it’s Newt Gingrich 45% President Obama 43%.

The Presidential Approval Index is calculated by subtracting the number who Strongly Disapprove from the number who Strongly Approve. It is updated daily at 9:30 a.m. Eastern (sign up for free daily e-mail update). Updates are also available on Twitter and Facebook.

Overall, 43% of voters say they at least somewhat approve of the president's job performance. Fifty-five percent (55%) at least somewhat disapprove.

Eleven percent (11%) have finished their holiday shopping already, but 49% have not gotten started.

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TerriHaute

Hoosier Gardener
Saturday, December 03, 2011

The Rasmussen Reports daily Presidential Tracking Poll for Saturday shows that 21% of the nation's voters Strongly Approve of the way that Barack Obama is performing his role as president. Forty-three percent (43%) Strongly Disapprove, giving Obama a Presidential Approval Index rating of -22.

As Herman Cain prepares to make a major announcement in Atlanta, 51% of voters nationwide think he should end his campaign. Voters are evenly divided as to whether the campaign was hurt more by allegations of sexual misbehavior or by the candidate’s inability to answer basic foreign policy questions.

The Presidential Approval Index is calculated by subtracting the number who Strongly Disapprove from the number who Strongly Approve. It is updated daily at 9:30 a.m. Eastern (sign up for free daily e-mail update). Updates are also available on Twitter and Facebook.

Overall, 45% of voters say they at least somewhat approve of the president's job performance. Fifty-four percent (54%) at least somewhat disapprove.

http://www.rasmussenreports.com/public_content/politics/obama_administration/daily_presidential_tracking_poll
 

TerriHaute

Hoosier Gardener
Monday, December 05, 2011

The Rasmussen Reports daily Presidential Tracking Poll for Monday shows that 20% of the nation's voters Strongly Approve of the way that Barack Obama is performing his role as president. Thirty-nine percent (39%) Strongly Disapprove, giving Obama a Presidential Approval Index rating of -19.

House Speaker John Boehner is viewed favorably by just 37% of likely voters, but only 31% give favorable marks to former Speaker Nancy Pelosi.

At a time when many Americans are lashing out at the top 1% income earners, the number of adults who believe it is possible for anyone in America to work hard and get rich is at its highest level in nearly three years. But one-out-of-two still don't share that belief.

Georgia businessman Herman Cain announced late Saturday that he is suspending his campaign for the Republican presidential nomination, and 51% of voters think that's a good idea.

The Presidential Approval Index is calculated by subtracting the number who Strongly Disapprove from the number who Strongly Approve. It is updated daily at 9:30 a.m. Eastern (sign up for free daily e-mail update). Updates are also available on Twitter and Facebook.

Overall, 46% of voters say they at least somewhat approve of the president's job performance. Fifty-three percent (53%) at least somewhat disapprove.

http://www.rasmussenreports.com/public_content/politics/obama_administration/daily_presidential_tracking_poll
 

TerriHaute

Hoosier Gardener
Wednesday, December 07, 2011

The Rasmussen Reports daily Presidential Tracking Poll for Wednesday shows that 21% of the nation's voters Strongly Approve of the way that Barack Obama is performing his role as president. Forty percent (40%) Strongly Disapprove, giving Obama a Presidential Approval Index rating of -19.

A generic Republican candidate now holds an eight-point advantage over President Obama in a hypothetical Election 2012 matchup for the week ending Sunday, December 4. Meanwhile, Texas Governor Rick Perry now trails Obama by double digits in a hypothetical 2012 Election matchup.

Americans are a bit more evenly divided when it comes to whether the economy benefits from the government hiring more unemployed people. But nearly a third still thinks the government should do nothing for the long-term unemployed

The Presidential Approval Index is calculated by subtracting the number who Strongly Disapprove from the number who Strongly Approve. It is updated daily at 9:30 a.m. Eastern (sign up for free daily e-mail update). Updates are also available on Twitter and Facebook.

Overall, 45% of voters say they at least somewhat approve of the president's job performance. Fifty-four percent (54%) at least somewhat disapprove.

Seventy-nine (79%) percent of American Adults favor the celebration of at least some religious holidays in the public schools despite legal challenges over the years that insist it is unconstitutional to do so.

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TerriHaute

Hoosier Gardener
Friday, December 09, 2011

The Rasmussen Reports daily Presidential Tracking Poll for Friday shows that 23% of the nation's voters Strongly Approve of the way that Barack Obama is performing his role as president. Forty-two percent (42%) Strongly Disapprove, giving Obama a Presidential Approval Index rating of -19 (see trends).

Vice President Joe Biden is earning some of his highest unfavorable ratings since he took office in late January 2009, with 52% who regard him at least somewhat unfavorably. These findings are comparable to views of Vice President Dick Cheney just before he turned the job over to Biden.

Support for former House Speaker Newt Gingrich among Republican primary voters has soared in both national and state polls, but he now trails President Obama in a hypothetical 2012 general election matchup. The president is running neck-and-neck with former Massachusetts Governor Mitt Romney.

The Presidential Approval Index is calculated by subtracting the number who Strongly Disapprove from the number who Strongly Approve. It is updated daily at 9:30 a.m. Eastern (sign up for free daily e-mail update). Updates are also available on Twitter and Facebook.

Overall, 44% of voters say they at least somewhat approve of the president's job performance. Fifty-five percent (55%) at least somewhat disapprove.

Just eight percent (8%) of American Adults, believe government workers work harder than workers in the private sector.

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TerriHaute

Hoosier Gardener
Sunday, December 11, 2011

The Rasmussen Reports daily Presidential Tracking Poll for Sunday shows that 21% of the nation's voters Strongly Approve of the way that Barack Obama is performing his role as president. Forty-one percent (41%) Strongly Disapprove, giving Obama a Presidential Approval Index rating of -20.

Just thirty-three percent (33%) of Likely U.S. Voters rate President Obama’s handling of economic issues as good or excellent, while 47% give positive marks to his job performance in the national security area.

Most U.S. voters now believe America’s alliances do more good than harm.

The Presidential Approval Index is calculated by subtracting the number who Strongly Disapprove from the number who Strongly Approve. It is updated daily at 9:30 a.m. Eastern (sign up for free daily e-mail update). Updates are also available on Twitter and Facebook.

Overall, 45% of voters say they at least somewhat approve of the president's job performance. Fifty-three percent (53%) at least somewhat disapprove.

http://www.rasmussenreports.com/public_content/politics/obama_administration/daily_presidential_tracking_poll
 

TerriHaute

Hoosier Gardener
Monday, December 12, 2011

The Rasmussen Reports daily Presidential Tracking Poll for Monday shows that 20% of the nation's voters Strongly Approve of the way that Barack Obama is performing his role as president. Thirty-nine percent (39%) Strongly Disapprove, giving Obama a Presidential Approval Index rating of -19.

Most voters (55%) continue to favor repeal of the health care law passed last year.

Just 33% rate President Obama’s handling of economic issues as good or excellent.

The Presidential Approval Index is calculated by subtracting the number who Strongly Disapprove from the number who Strongly Approve. It is updated daily at 9:30 a.m. Eastern (sign up for free daily e-mail update). Updates are also available on Twitter and Facebook.

Overall, 46% of voters say they at least somewhat approve of the president's job performance. Fifty-two percent (52%) at least somewhat disapprove.

http://www.rasmussenreports.com/public_content/politics/obama_administration/daily_presidential_tracking_poll
 

TerriHaute

Hoosier Gardener
Tuesday, December 13, 2011

The Rasmussen Reports daily Presidential Tracking Poll for Tuesday shows that 20% of the nation's voters Strongly Approve of the way that Barack Obama is performing his role as president. Thirty-nine percent (39%) Strongly Disapprove, giving Obama a Presidential Approval Index rating of -19.

The Presidential Approval Index is calculated by subtracting the number who Strongly Disapprove from the number who Strongly Approve. It is updated daily at 9:30 a.m. Eastern (sign up for free daily e-mail update). Updates are also available on Twitter and Facebook.

Overall, 46% of voters say they at least somewhat approve of the president's job performance. Fifty-three percent (53%) at least somewhat disapprove.

http://www.rasmussenreports.com/public_content/politics/obama_administration/daily_presidential_tracking_poll
 

TerriHaute

Hoosier Gardener
Friday, December 16, 2011

The Rasmussen Reports daily Presidential Tracking Poll for Friday shows that 25% of the nation's voters Strongly Approve of the way that Barack Obama is performing his role as president. Forty-three percent (43%) Strongly Disapprove, giving Obama a Presidential Approval Index rating of -18.

The president Approval Index ratings are -25 among men and -10 among women.

Fifty-three percent (53%) of Democrats Strong Approve while 74% of Republicans Strongly Disapprove. Among those not affiliated with either major party, 14% Strongly Approve and 44% Strongly Disapprove.

Nineteen percent (19%) have a favorable opinion of Attorney General Eric Holder while 43% offer a negative review.

The Presidential Approval Index is calculated by subtracting the number who Strongly Disapprove from the number who Strongly Approve. It is updated daily at 9:30 a.m. Eastern (sign up for free daily e-mail update). Updates are also available on Twitter and Facebook.

Overall, 47% of voters say they at least somewhat approve of the president's job performance. Fifty-two percent (52%) at least somewhat disapprove.

It’s a three-man race in Iowa as just five points separate Mitt Romney, Newt Gingrich, and Ron Paul. Michelle Bachman and Rick Perry also gained ground in the latest polling.

http://www.rasmussenreports.com/public_content/politics/obama_administration/daily_presidential_tracking_poll
 

Flippper

Time Traveler
Any idea where they conduct these polls? Kenya? I can't imagine 25% of any crowd strongly approving of obama's presidential role.
 

TerriHaute

Hoosier Gardener
Any idea where they conduct these polls? Kenya? I can't imagine 25% of any crowd strongly approving of obama's presidential role.
Me either. I am always disgusted with how clueless people are when I see the approval numbers go up rather than down. The approval rating should be in the basement, at least -30 or more. I just don't get it.
 

TerriHaute

Hoosier Gardener
Saturday, December 17, 2011

The Rasmussen Reports daily Presidential Tracking Poll for Saturday shows that 25% of the nation's voters Strongly Approve of the way that Barack Obama is performing his role as president. Forty-two percent (42%) Strongly Disapprove, giving Obama a Presidential Approval Index rating of -17.

The Rasmussen Consumer Index shows that confidence has fallen in the past couple of days to 71.9, the lowest levels in December. However, from a longer-term perspective, consumer confidence has been rising a bit in the past two months. Still, confidence is not back to the highs reached at the beginning of this year.

For the full month of January, 2011, confidence peaked at 88.3 That was the highest level of confidence since January 2008. After that, confidence fell for six of the next seven months, bottoming out at 65.6 in August and September. Confidence barely improved in August but showed a notable uptick in November. So far in December, every single daily reading has topped the November level of 71.6.

In terms of fixing the economy, 51% of voters believe cutting government spending would help and just 28% believe cutting spending would hurt. Most also believe that tax cuts would help, tax hikes would hurt and that increased government spending would be bad for the economy.

The Presidential Approval Index is calculated by subtracting the number who Strongly Disapprove from the number who Strongly Approve. It is updated daily at 9:30 a.m. Eastern (sign up for free daily e-mail update). Updates are also available on Twitter and Facebook.

Overall, 47% of voters say they at least somewhat approve of the president's job performance. Fifty-three percent (53%) at least somewhat disapprove.

http://www.rasmussenreports.com/public_content/politics/obama_administration/daily_presidential_tracking_poll
 

TerriHaute

Hoosier Gardener
Monday, December 19, 2011

The Rasmussen Reports daily Presidential Tracking Poll for Monday shows that 23% of the nation's voters Strongly Approve of the way that Barack Obama is performing his role as president. Thirty-nine percent (39%) Strongly Disapprove, giving Obama a Presidential Approval Index rating of -16.

Fifty-seven percent (57%) believe that increasing government spending hurts the economy, while just 26% believe it helps.

Most voters continue to believe that the bailouts were a bad idea, but 50% now worry that the government will not do enough to deal with the struggling economy.

The Presidential Approval Index is calculated by subtracting the number who Strongly Disapprove from the number who Strongly Approve. It is updated daily at 9:30 a.m. Eastern (sign up for free daily e-mail update). Updates are also available on Twitter and Facebook.

Overall, 47% of voters say they at least somewhat approve of the president's job performance. Fifty-one percent (51%) at least somewhat disapprove.

As U.S. troops leave Iraq, 24% expect things to get better in that troubled country over the next six months. Thirty-eight percent (38%) think they will get worse. Most Americans believe the Iraqi people are better off now than they were when U.S. soldiers first arrived and Saddam Hussein was in power. Most also believe the 2007 troop surge helped the situation in Iraq, but only 19% think U.S. soldiers should return to Iraq if a civil war erupts.

Sixty percent (60%) believe the federal government encourages illegal immigration. Just 24% disagree.

http://www.rasmussenreports.com/public_content/politics/obama_administration/daily_presidential_tracking_poll
 

TerriHaute

Hoosier Gardener
Tuesday, December 20, 2011

The Rasmussen Reports daily Presidential Tracking Poll for Tuesday shows that 21% of the nation's voters Strongly Approve of the way that Barack Obama is performing his role as president. Thirty-nine percent (39%) Strongly Disapprove, giving Obama a Presidential Approval Index rating of -18.

Republicans continue to hold a three-point advantage over Democrats on the Generic Congressional Ballot.

The president leads Rick Santorum by ten points in a hypothetical match-up. Mitt Romney and President Obama are essentially even. We will release new number on the match-up between the president and Newt Gingrich today at noon Eastern.

The Presidential Approval Index is calculated by subtracting the number who Strongly Disapprove from the number who Strongly Approve. It is updated daily at 9:30 a.m. Eastern (sign up for free daily e-mail update). Updates are also available on Twitter and Facebook.

Overall, 47% of voters say they at least somewhat approve of the president's job performance. Fifty-one percent (51%) at least somewhat disapprove.

Thirty-six percent (36%) of Americans favor a complete ban on cell phone usage while driving.Most, however, think hands free devices should be allowed. Sixty-one percent (61%) believe the rules should be set by the states, not the federal government.

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NC Susan

Deceased
DE NIGHT BEFO CRIZZMUS

Wus de night befo' Crizzmus, and all t'ru da hood,
evuhbody be sleepin' and da sleepin' be good.
We hunged up our stockins, an hoped like all heck,
dat Obama gonna brang us our guvahmint checks.

All of de fambly, was layin' on da flo',
my sister wif her gurlfrien', my brother wif some ho.
Ashtrays was all full, empty beer cans an' all
when I heared such a fuss, I thunk...."Sh'eet, must be da law."

I pulled de sheet off de winduh and what I'ze could see,
I was spectin' the sherrif, wif a warrent fo' me.
But what did I see, made me say, "Lawd look 'a dat!"
Dere was a huge watermelon, pulled by eight big-ass rats.

Now ovah da years, Santy Claws he be white,
but it looks like us brothas, got a black un' tonight.
Faster than a poe'lice car, my homeboy he came,
and whupped up on dem rats, as he called dem by name.

On Biden, On Jessie, On Pelosi and Hillary Who,
On Fannie, On Freddie, On Ayers, and Slick Willy too.
Obama landed dat melon, right there in da street,
I knowed it fo' sho', - can you believe that sheet?

Dat Santy ain't need no chimley, he picked de lock on my do',
an I sez to myself, "Sum bitch...he don did dis befo!"
He had a big bag, full of presents - at first I suspeck?
Wif "Air Jordans" and fake gold, to wear roun' my neck.

But he left me no presents, just started stealin my shit.
He got my guns and my crack, and my new burglers kit.
Den, wif my shit in his bag, out de windo' he flew,
I sho' woulda shanked him, but he snagged my blade too!

He jumped back on dat melon, wif out even a hitch,
and waz gone in two seconds, da democrat sonofabitch.
So nex year I be hopin', a white Santy we git,
'cause a black Santy Claws, jus' ain't worf a shit!
 

TerriHaute

Hoosier Gardener
!Tuesday, December 27, 2011

No daily presidential tracking polls were published Sat. - Mon.

The Rasmussen Reports daily Presidential Tracking Poll for Tuesday shows that 26% of the nation's voters Strongly Approve of the way that Barack Obama is performing his role as president. Thirty-eight percent (38%) Strongly Disapprove, giving Obama a Presidential Approval Index rating of -12.

That's the best rating the president has received in six months. It comes as Republicans continue to hold a narrow three-point advantage on the Generic Congressional Ballot.

While ratings for the current president move up and down with events in the news, six-out-of-ten voters nationwide consistently hold the belief that Ronald Reagan had it right when he said "Government is not the solution to the problem, government is the problem."

Consistent with that view is the growing number of voters who fear the government will not do enough to address the economic travails facing the nation today. What they want the government to do is cut spending, taxes and deficits. Scott Rasmussen has a new book coming out, The People’s Money, showing specific spending reductions supported by the American people that would solve the nation's fiscal crisis.

The Presidential Approval Index is calculated by subtracting the number who Strongly Disapprove from the number who Strongly Approve. It is updated daily at 9:30 a.m. Eastern (sign up for free daily e-mail update). Updates are also available on Twitter and Facebook.

Overall, 47% of voters say they at least somewhat approve of the president's job performance. Fifty-two percent (52%) at least somewhat disapprove.

Most voters (53%) continue to favor repeal of the health care law passed last year.

The president leads Mitt Romney by three points in their latest hypothetical Election 2012 matchup. Subscribers can read all our Election 2012 polling update and more than 20 exclusive releases each week. Check out our special holiday discount and sign up now. It’s just $24.95 through Election Day.

http://www.rasmussenreports.com/public_content/politics/obama_administration/daily_presidential_tracking_poll
 

TerriHaute

Hoosier Gardener
Wednesday, December 28, 2011

The Rasmussen Reports daily Presidential Tracking Poll for Wednesday shows that 23% of the nation's voters Strongly Approve of the way that Barack Obama is performing his role as president. Forty-one percent (41%) Strongly Disapprove, giving Obama a Presidential Approval Index rating of -18.

There is a substantial faith gap in perceptions of the president. Those who rarely or never attend church give him much higher ratings than those who regularly worship. Christians give him lower ratings than other Americans.

Most Americans say the extension of the payroll tax cut won’t significantly affect them personally, but 60% think it will help the economy. Support for extending the payroll tax cut is tepid.

As 2011 comes to an end, President Obama trails a Generic Republican by just a single percentage point. However, he leads Newt Gingrich by 10. Subscribers can read all our Election 2012 polling update and more than 20 exclusive releases each week. Check out our special holiday discount and sign up now. It’s just $24.95 through Election Day.

The Presidential Approval Index is calculated by subtracting the number who Strongly Disapprove from the number who Strongly Approve. It is updated daily at 9:30 a.m. Eastern (sign up for free daily e-mail update). Updates are also available on Twitter and Facebook.

Overall, 45% of voters say they at least somewhat approve of the president's job performance. Fifty-four percent (54%) at least somewhat disapprove.

http://www.rasmussenreports.com/public_content/politics/obama_administration/daily_presidential_tracking_poll
 

TerriHaute

Hoosier Gardener
Thursday, December 29, 2011

The Rasmussen Reports daily Presidential Tracking Poll for Thursday shows that 22% of the nation's voters Strongly Approve of the way that Barack Obama is performing his role as president. Forty percent (40%) Strongly Disapprove, giving Obama a Presidential Approval Index rating of -18.

Mitt Romney now leads President Obama by six in a hypothetical 2012 match-up. That’s Romney’s largest lead to date and the largest lead any Republican has enjoyed over the president. However, over the course of 2011, polls have consistently shown Obama and Romney in a competitive race. For Romney, of course, the first challenge is to win the Republican nomination.

With just five days to go until Iowa, Larry Sabato and his team consider four possible scenarios and what they would mean going forward.

Heading into 2012, the economy is still the most important issue to voters. Only 20% believe the nation is generally heading in the right direction.

When it comes to the Keystone Pipeline, 53% still favor it’s approval while 29% are opposed. Republicans tend to see the pipeline as a job creator, while Democrats are more likely to view it as an environmental risk.

The Presidential Approval Index is calculated by subtracting the number who Strongly Disapprove from the number who Strongly Approve. It is updated daily at 9:30 a.m. Eastern (sign up for free daily e-mail update). Updates are also available on Twitter and Facebook.

Overall, 45% of voters say they at least somewhat approve of the president's job performance. Fifty-five percent (55%) at least somewhat disapprove.

Thirty-two percent (32%) believe the Supreme Court is doing a good or excellent job. Voters are fairly evenly divided as to whether the Court is too liberal or too conservative but a solid plurality worry that President Obama’s nominees would be too liberal. Yesterday, Scott Rasmussen discussed voter perceptions of the Supreme Court on Fox News.

http://www.rasmussenreports.com/public_content/politics/obama_administration/daily_presidential_tracking_poll
 

TerriHaute

Hoosier Gardener
Saturday, December 31, 2011

The Rasmussen Reports daily Presidential Tracking Poll for Saturday shows that 23% of the nation's voters Strongly Approve of the way that Barack Obama is performing his role as president. Forty percent (40%) Strongly Disapprove, giving Obama a Presidential Approval Index rating of -17.

Forty-eight percent (48%) believe that most Members of Congress are corrupt. Just 28% disagree. Five percent (5%) believe Congress is doing a good or excellent job.

As 2011 comes to an end, 27% of Americans say it was a good year. Looking ahead, 39% expect 2012 to be a good year. Both figures are up slightly from a year ago. However, consistent with expectations in recent years, 49% expect the country to still be in a recession at the end of 2012. While economists say the most recent recession has ended, nightly polling shows that most Americans believe that the country has been in a recession constantly since late 2007. Consumer confidence ended 2011 a bit higher than it’s been in recent months, but is essentially unchanged from the beginning of the year.

Forty-seven percent (47%) of voters believe that a Republican is likely to win the White House next year. Thirty-nine percent (39%) disagree and believe the president will be re-elected. By a 2-to-1 margin, voters expect the Republicans to retain control of the House while a plurality expects the GOP to win the Senate.

The Presidential Approval Index is calculated by subtracting the number who Strongly Disapprove from the number who Strongly Approve. It is updated daily at 9:30 a.m. Eastern (sign up for free daily e-mail update). Updates are also available on Twitter and Facebook.

Overall, 46% of voters say they at least somewhat approve of the president's job performance. Fifty-two percent (52%) at least somewhat disapprove.

At midnight tonight, 26% will be at a party and 22% asleep. Forty-seven percent (47%) of men expect to kiss someone at midnight as do 41% of women. On Saturday, 61% will say a prayer for the new year, and 40% will have a drink to celebrate.

http://www.rasmussenreports.com/public_content/politics/obama_administration/daily_presidential_tracking_poll
 

TerriHaute

Hoosier Gardener
Tuesday, January 03, 2012

The Rasmussen Reports daily Presidential Tracking Poll for Tuesday shows that 22% of the nation's voters Strongly Approve of the way that Barack Obama is performing his role as president. Forty-two percent (42%) Strongly Disapprove, giving Obama a Presidential Approval Index rating of -20.

Today is the first day that voters actually get to take part in Election 2012. The latest Rasmussen Reports Iowa poll shows Mitt Romney barely ahead of Ron Paul with Rick Santorum in third. However, a commentary by Scott Rasmussen notes that Iowa polling results should be interpreted with caution and looks at what we should expect to see.

Romney, the current favorite for the nomination, has spent his time attacking Obama for his economic policies (see Romney video). Newt Gingrich has said he doesn’t expect to win Iowa and spent time attacking negative ads and the campaigns that use them (See Gingrich video). In video clips of their closing arguments, Rick Perry hammered Rick Santorum as a Washington insider who supported tax hikes, Santorum attacked Romney and President Obama, and Paul said the issue was not his foreign policy views but individual liberty.

The Presidential Approval Index is calculated by subtracting the number who Strongly Disapprove from the number who Strongly Approve. It is updated daily at 9:30 a.m. Eastern (sign up for free daily e-mail update). Updates are also available on Twitter and Facebook.

Overall, 46% of voters say they at least somewhat approve of the president's job performance. Fifty-three percent (53%) at least somewhat disapprove. Sometimes, it is better to look at full month averages to get a better sense of longer-term trends. For the full month of December, the president's numbers improved slightly, though he ended 2011 with a lower rating than he began it.

Personal finance ratings in December were up slightly, but down from the beginning of 2011.

During December, the number of Democrats in the nation fell to an all-time low.

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Thursday, January 05, 2012

The Rasmussen Reports daily Presidential Tracking Poll for Thursday shows that 22% of the nation's voters Strongly Approve of the way that Barack Obama is performing his role as president. Forty-two percent (42%) Strongly Disapprove, giving Obama a Presidential Approval Index rating of -20.

Just 22% of voters nationwide believe the country is heading in the right direction. Still, that number reflects a modest improvement over the past month or so. Consumer confidence, while falling today, is also up over the past three months.

Today, at 10:30 a.m. Eastern, Rasmussen Reports will release new data on the Occupy Movement. At noon Eastern, new national polling data on the race for the GOP nomination will be released. Subscribers can read these and 20 other exclusive articles every week for less than 50 cents a week. Sign up now and take advantage of our holiday season discount.

The Presidential Approval Index is calculated by subtracting the number who Strongly Disapprove from the number who Strongly Approve. It is updated daily at 9:30 a.m. Eastern (sign up for free daily e-mail update). Updates are also available on Twitter and Facebook.

Overall, 45% of voters say they at least somewhat approve of the president's job performance. Fifty-three percent (53%) at least somewhat disapprove. Sometimes, it is better to look at full month averages to get a better sense of longer-term trends. For the full month of December, the president's numbers improved slightly, though he ended 2011 with a lower rating than he began it.

Forty-nine percent (49%) of voters consider themselves pro-choice on the abortion issue while 43% are pro-life.

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Friday, January 06, 2012

The Rasmussen Reports daily Presidential Tracking Poll for Thursday shows that 24% of the nation's voters Strongly Approve of the way that Barack Obama is performing his role as president. Forty-one percent (41%) Strongly Disapprove, giving Obama a Presidential Approval Index rating of -17.

Romney leads in a new national GOP primary poll with 29% of the vote but Rick Santorum is number two at 21%. The Santorum surge is also visible in South Carolina where it’s Romney 27% and Santorum 24%. Rasmussen Reports will release new data from New Hampshire at 10:30 a.m. Eastern today.

Fifty-one percent (51%) of voters nationwide view the Occupy protest movement as a public nuisance and a plurality believe the movement will hurt Democrats in Election 2012.

The Presidential Approval Index is calculated by subtracting the number who Strongly Disapprove from the number who Strongly Approve. It is updated daily at 9:30 a.m. Eastern (sign up for free daily e-mail update). Updates are also available on Twitter and Facebook.

Overall, 46% of voters say they at least somewhat approve of the president's job performance. Fifty-three percent (53%) at least somewhat disapprove.

Just 30% of American adults expect to be earning more in a year. That’s a new low. This comes even as the Rasmussen Employment Index has risen to a six-month high. Nineteen percent (19%) of workers report that their workers are hiring while 19% report lay-offs. Those are the best results since November 2010.

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Sunday, January 08, 2012

The Rasmussen Reports daily Presidential Tracking Poll for Sunday shows that 25% of the nation's voters Strongly Approve of the way that Barack Obama is performing his role as president. Forty-two percent (42%) Strongly Disapprove, giving Obama a Presidential Approval Index rating of -17.

Republican Primary voters see Mitt Romney as the strongest potential opponent for President Obama. Ron Paul is seen as the weakest.

The Presidential Approval Index is calculated by subtracting the number who Strongly Disapprove from the number who Strongly Approve. It is updated daily at 9:30 a.m. Eastern (sign up for free daily e-mail update). Updates are also available on Twitter and Facebook.

Overall, 46% of voters say they at least somewhat approve of the president's job performance. Fifty-three percent (53%) at least somewhat disapprove.

Days before the New Hampshire primary, former Massachusetts Governor Mitt Romney holds a commanding lead. On Monday, Scott Rasmussen will host a one-hour TV special in New Hampshire on WBIN. The message New Hampshire voters send to the nation will help set the stage for South Carolina where the latest numbers show Romney and former Pennsylvania Senator Rick Santorum in a close contest. Romney leads in the latest national GOP primary poll with 29% of the vote. Santorum's in second with 21%.

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Monday, January 09, 2012

The Rasmussen Reports daily Presidential Tracking Poll for Monday shows that 23% of the nation's voters Strongly Approve of the way that Barack Obama is performing his role as president. Forty-two percent (42%) Strongly Disapprove, giving Obama a Presidential Approval Index rating of -19.

The president earns Strong Approval from 47% of Democrats and Strong Disapproval from 78% of Republicans. Among those not affiliated with either major party, 19% Strongly Approve and 39% Strongly Disapprove.

On Monday night, Scott Rasmussen will host a one-hour TV special on WBIN-TV in New Hampshire. The show will feature leading political figures and journalists from the Granite State, along with release of the final Rasmussen Reports poll results for the New Hampshire primary. All segments from the show will be featured Tuesday on the Rasmussen Reports web site. The race in New Hampshire will set the stage for the South Carolina primary, where Mitt Romney holds a slight lead over Rick Santorum.

Six percent (6%) of GOP Primary voters say they’ll vote third party if their candidate doesn’t win the nomination. That figure includes 22% of Ron Paul supporters.

The Presidential Approval Index is calculated by subtracting the number who Strongly Disapprove from the number who Strongly Approve. It is updated daily at 9:30 a.m. Eastern (sign up for free daily e-mail update). Updates are also available on Twitter and Facebook.

Overall, 44% of voters say they at least somewhat approve of the president's job performance. Fifty-five percent (55%) at least somewhat disapprove.

Republican Primary voters see Romney as the strongest potential opponent for President Obama. Paul is seen as the weakest.

http://www.rasmussenreports.com/public_content/politics/obama_administration/daily_presidential_tracking_poll
 

TerriHaute

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Tuesday, January 10, 2012

The Rasmussen Reports daily Presidential Tracking Poll for Tuesday shows that 22% of the nation's voters Strongly Approve of the way that Barack Obama is performing his role as president. Forty percent (40%) Strongly Disapprove, giving Obama a Presidential Approval Index rating of -18.

The Presidential Approval Index is calculated by subtracting the number who Strongly Disapprove from the number who Strongly Approve. It is updated daily at 9:30 a.m. Eastern (sign up for free daily e-mail update). Updates are also available on Twitter and Facebook.

Overall, 44% of voters say they at least somewhat approve of the president's job performance. Fifty-five percent (55%) at least somewhat disapprove.

Fifty-four percent (54%) favor repeal of the president’s health care law while 52% think it is at least somewhat likely to be repealed.

Republicans hold a six-point lead on the Generic Congressional Ballot.

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Wednesday, January 11, 2012

The Rasmussen Reports daily Presidential Tracking Poll for Wednesday shows that 22% of the nation's voters Strongly Approve of the way that Barack Obama is performing his role as president. Thirty-nine percent (39%) Strongly Disapprove, giving Obama a Presidential Approval Index rating of -17.

Nationally, 53% think it’s at least somewhat likely Mitt Romney could defeat Obama. Forty-one percent (41%) say the same of Rick Santorum, and the other potential candidates don’t do as well. Among Republican voters only, most believe Romney, Santorum, or Newt Gingrich could defeat the president.

Only 18% of voters nationwide like the idea of Iowa and New Hampshire always going first in the presidential election cycle.

The Presidential Approval Index is calculated by subtracting the number who Strongly Disapprove from the number who Strongly Approve. It is updated daily at 9:30 a.m. Eastern (sign up for free daily e-mail update). Updates are also available on Twitter and Facebook.

Overall, 46% of voters say they at least somewhat approve of the president's job performance. Fifty-four percent (54%) at least somewhat disapprove.

Eighty-nine percent (89%) of American adults think gas prices will head higher over the next six months. That’s a much more pessimistic assessment than was offered at the end of last summer.

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TerriHaute

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Friday, January 13, 2012

The Rasmussen Reports daily Presidential Tracking Poll for Friday shows that 23% of the nation's voters Strongly Approve of the way that Barack Obama is performing his role as president. Thirty-nine percent (39%) Strongly Disapprove, giving Obama a Presidential Approval Index rating of -16.

Thirty-seven percent (37%) give the president good or excellent marks for handling the economy. Fifty-one percent (51%) lack confidence in the stability of the nation’s banking system.

The Presidential Approval Index is calculated by subtracting the number who Strongly Disapprove from the number who Strongly Approve. It is updated daily at 9:30 a.m. Eastern (sign up for free daily e-mail update). Updates are also available on Twitter and Facebook.

Overall, 47% of voters say they at least somewhat approve of the president's job performance. Fifty-two percent (52%) at least somewhat disapprove.

The president currently leads former Massachusetts Governor Mitt Romney by three in a hypothetical 2012 match-up. Today at noon Eastern, Rasmussen Reports will release new numbers on a hypothetical match-up between President Obama and Ron Paul.

Unfavorable ratings for Congressional leaders John Boehner, Nancy Pelosi, Mitch McConnell, and Harry Reid have reached new highs. The new findings are perhaps no surprise given that voter approval of the entire Congress is at the lowest level ever recorded by Rasmussen Reports. More voters than ever before also believe most members of Congress are corrupt.

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TerriHaute

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Saturday, January 14, 2012

The Rasmussen Reports daily Presidential Tracking Poll for Saturday shows that 22% of the nation's voters Strongly Approve of the way that Barack Obama is performing his role as president. Forty-one percent (41%) Strongly Disapprove, giving Obama a Presidential Approval Index rating of -19.

Fifty-five percent (55%) of voters say the president is more liberal than they are. Eleven percent (11%) believe he’s more conservative.

In the race for the Republican presidential nomination, former Massachusetts Governor Mitt Romney leads by eight in South Carolina and by a wide margin in Florida. President Obama currently leads Congressman Ron Paul by six and former Massachusetts Governor Mitt Romney by three in hypothetical 2012 match-ups.

The Presidential Approval Index is calculated by subtracting the number who Strongly Disapprove from the number who Strongly Approve. It is updated daily at 9:30 a.m. Eastern (sign up for free daily e-mail update). Updates are also available on Twitter and Facebook.

Overall, 46% of voters say they at least somewhat approve of the president's job performance. Fifty-three percent (53%) at least somewhat disapprove.

http://www.rasmussenreports.com/public_content/politics/obama_administration/daily_presidential_tracking_poll
 

TerriHaute

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Monday, January 16, 2012

The Rasmussen Reports daily Presidential Tracking Poll for Monday shows that 21% of the nation's voters Strongly Approve of the way that Barack Obama is performing his role as president. Forty-one percent (41%) Strongly Disapprove, giving Obama a Presidential Approval Index rating of -20.

Thirty-eight percent (38%) believe America’s best days are still in the future, while 44% believe they have come and gone.

In the race for the Republican presidential nomination, former Massachusetts Governor Mitt Romney leads by eight in South Carolina and by a wide margin in Florida. President Obama currently leads Congressman Ron Paul by six and Romney by three in hypothetical 2012 matchups.

The Presidential Approval Index is calculated by subtracting the number who Strongly Disapprove from the number who Strongly Approve. It is updated daily at 9:30 a.m. Eastern (sign up for free daily e-mail update). Updates are also available on Twitter and Facebook.

Overall, 45% of voters say they at least somewhat approve of the president's job performance. Fifty-four percent (54%) at least somewhat disapprove.

Thirty-two percent (32%) of Likely U.S. Voters will get most of their political news in 2012 from cable television, while 24% will primarily rely on the Internet and 22% on traditional TV network news. Additionally, 25% now routinely get news and political updates on their phone or some other portable device. That’s up from 19% in 2010.

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TerriHaute

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Tuesday, January 17, 2012

The Rasmussen Reports daily Presidential Tracking Poll for Tuesday shows that 22% of the nation's voters Strongly Approve of the way that Barack Obama is performing his role as president. Forty-one percent (41%) Strongly Disapprove, giving Obama a Presidential Approval Index rating of -19.

Forty-eight percent (48%) believe former Massachusetts Governor Mitt Romney would do a better job managing the economy than President Obama. Thirty-nine percent (39%) have more confidence in the president. Voters are fairly evenly divided as to whether Romney’s record at Bain Capital is a reason to vote for him or against him, but Republican voters certainly see it as a plus. Most voters (57%) believe venture capital firms are better at creating jobs than government programs.

Sixty-one percent (61%) believe that American society is generally fair and decent, while just 29% view it as unfair and discriminatory.

Rasmussen Reports will release new polling data from South Carolina at 2:00 p.m. Eastern. This will be the first poll conducted since Jon Huntsman dropped out of the GOP race. Before Huntsman left, Romney was up eight in South Carolina and by a wide margin in Florida. Obama currently leads Congressman Ron Paul by six and Romney by three in hypothetical 2012 matchups.

The Presidential Approval Index is calculated by subtracting the number who Strongly Disapprove from the number who Strongly Approve. It is updated daily at 9:30 a.m. Eastern (sign up for free daily e-mail update). Updates are also available on Twitter and Facebook.

Overall, 46% of voters say they at least somewhat approve of the president's job performance. Fifty-three percent (53%) at least somewhat disapprove.

Republicans continue to lead by six on the Generic Congressional Ballot.

http://www.rasmussenreports.com/public_content/politics/obama_administration/daily_presidential_tracking_poll
 

TerriHaute

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Wednesday, January 18, 2012

The Rasmussen Reports daily Presidential Tracking Poll for Wednesday shows that 23% of the nation's voters Strongly Approve of the way that Barack Obama is performing his role as president. Forty percent (40%) Strongly Disapprove, giving Obama a Presidential Approval Index rating of -17.

In a survey conducted after Jon Huntsman dropped out of the Republican presidential race but before Monday night’s debate, Mitt Romney had opened a 14-point lead in South Carolina. Rasmussen Reports will release new national GOP polling data at 10:30 a.m. Eastern. Nationally, Newt Gingrich trails President Obama by nine.

Just 17% believe it’s possible negotiations with the Taliban could bring the war in Afghanistan to a satisfactory conclusion.

The Presidential Approval Index is calculated by subtracting the number who Strongly Disapprove from the number who Strongly Approve. It is updated daily at 9:30 a.m. Eastern (sign up for free daily e-mail update). Updates are also available on Twitter and Facebook.

Overall, 46% of voters say they at least somewhat approve of the president's job performance. Fifty-two percent (52%) at least somewhat disapprove.

Forty-eight percent (48%) believe Romney would do a better job managing the economy than President Obama. Thirty-nine percent (39%) have more confidence in the president. Voters are fairly evenly divided as to whether Romney’s record at Bain Capital is a reason to vote for him or against him, but Republican voters certainly see it as a plus. Most voters (57%) believe venture capital firms are better at creating jobs than government programs.

Sixty-one percent (61%) believe that American society is generally fair and decent, while just 29% view it as unfair and discriminatory.

http://www.rasmussenreports.com/public_content/politics/obama_administration/daily_presidential_tracking_poll
 

TerriHaute

Hoosier Gardener
Thursday, January 19, 2012

The Rasmussen Reports daily Presidential Tracking Poll for Thursday shows that 24% of the nation's voters Strongly Approve of the way that Barack Obama is performing his role as president. Forty percent (40%) Strongly Disapprove, giving Obama a Presidential Approval Index rating of -16.

A national poll in the race for the GOP nomination shows Mitt Romney at 30% and Newt Gingrich at 27%. That poll was conducted on Tuesday night, after Gingrich’s strong debate performance, and reflects an 11-point gain for the former speaker. Amidst signs of momentum for Gingrich and with another debate looming tonight, Rasmussen Reports will release a new South Carolina poll today at noon Eastern. On Monday, after Jon Huntsman dropped out but before the debate, Romney was up fourteen in the Palmetto State.

Twenty-four percent (24%) say that the United States is now heading in the right direction.

Thirty-nine percent (39%) believe that our nation has a system of crony capitalism while 34% think the U.S. practices free market capitalism.

The Presidential Approval Index is calculated by subtracting the number who Strongly Disapprove from the number who Strongly Approve. It is updated daily at 9:30 a.m. Eastern (sign up for free daily e-mail update). Updates are also available on Twitter and Facebook.

Overall, 47% of voters say they at least somewhat approve of the president's job performance. Fifty-two percent (52%) at least somewhat disapprove.

Forty-four percent (44%) are now more concerned that the government will do too much in reacting to the nation's economic problems rather than not enough while 43% take the opposite view. Data released earlier showed that, among voters who worry that the government will not do enough, 52% favor cutting government spending, and 64% favor deficit reduction. Even among those who want the government to do more to help the economy, only 31% want to see an increase in government spending. This is consistent with long held voter views that cutting spending and taxes is good for the economy.

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