Daily Presidential Tracking Poll


Rasmussen Reports

October 12, 2020


The Rasmussen Reports daily Presidential Tracking Poll for Monday, sponsored by Whatfinger News Ė The best Drudge Report alternative, shows that 49% of Likely U.S. Voters approve of President Trumpís job performance. Fifty percent (50%) disapprove.


The latest figures include 39% who Strongly Approve of the job Trump is doing and 45% who Strongly Disapprove. This gives him a Presidential Approval Index rating of -6.


Some readers wonder how we come up with our job approval ratings for the president since they often donít 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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