When tracking President Trump’s job approval on a daily basis, people sometimes get so caught up in the day-to-day fluctuations that they miss the bigger picture. To look at the longer-term trends, Rasmussen Reports compiles the numbers on a full-month basis, and the results for Trump’s presidency can be seen in the graphics below.
Despite the past month’s highly publicized House impeachment hearings, the president earned a monthly job approval of 47% in November, up one point from October. In January of this year, Trump’s monthly job approval had fallen to 44%, its lowest level in a year. But it jumped five points to 49% in February following his well-received State of the Union speech, recapturing the high ground he held for most of 2018. Fifty-two percent (52%) disapproved of the president’s job performance last month, unchanged from October.
Thursday, December 05, 2019
The Rasmussen Reports daily Presidential Tracking Poll for Thursday shows that 52% of Likely U.S. Voters approve of President Trump’s job performance. Forty-seven percent (47%) disapprove.
The latest figures include 38% who Strongly Approve of the job Trump is doing and 40% who Strongly Disapprove. This gives him a Presidential Approval Index rating of -2. (see trends).
NATO was created after World War II to protect a war-ravaged Europe from the communist Soviet Union, but 70 years later voters here question whether U.S. taxpayers should still pay the biggest bill and wonder what they’re getting for it.
The United States currently contributes nearly one-quarter of the North http://www.rasmussenreports.com/public_content/politics/general_politics/december_2019/voters_question_nato_s_worth?utm_campaign=RR12042019DN&utm_source=criticalimpact&utm_medium=emailAtlantic Treaty Organization’s $2.5 billion annual budget, and just 35% of Likely U.S. Voters believe America should continue to give more money to NATO than any other member country. The latest Rasmussen Reports national telephone and online survey finds that 49% disagree and say the United States should not give more money than any other member does. Sixteen percent (16%) are not sure.
Washington do-goodism almost always fails to help the people it is supposed to because politicians ignore the Law of Unintended Consequences. Nowhere is that more evident than when it comes to a congressional plan to put payday lenders and other short-term lending institutions, such as the burgeoning online lenders, out of business.
These are lenders that provide the service of last-minute or emergency loans — typically of between $100 and $600 — to mostly low-income Americans or those with poor credit scores. Liberal “consumer advocacy groups” and liberals in Congress demonize these companies as modern day Shylocks, the nefarious lender in Shakespeare’s “The Merchant of Venice” who demands a pound of flesh if loans aren’t repaid on time. Continue reading “Congress Bans Short-Term Lending; the Poor Pay a High Price”
Saturday, November 30, 2019
In surveys last week, this is what America told Rasmussen Reports:
– President Trump ended the polling week with a daily job approval of 46%.
– A lot of voters say they’re following the House impeachment hearings, but Democrats don’t seem as interested as they were when the hearings first started.
– The vast majority of Americans feel thankful this time of year.
– The new trade deal the Trump administration has negotiated with Canada and Mexico is languishing in the House of Representatives. While voters still regard it as an improvement over the much-maligned NAFTA, they’re a lot less confident that Congress will approve it.
– Voters strongly defend Americans’ right to a gun but still tend to feel a ban on assault rifles isn’t a bad idea.
– Democrats are far less convinced than Republicans and unaffiliated voters that a free-market system is superior to a socialist one and are much more willing to vote for a socialist candidate. Those under 40 are a lot more responsive to the siren call of socialism than older voters are.
– Thirty-eight percent (38%) of Likely U.S. Voters think the country is heading in the right direction.
Democrats are far less convinced than Republicans and unaffiliated voters that a free-market system is superior to a socialist one and are much more willing to vote for a socialist candidate. Those under 40 are a lot more responsive to the siren call of socialism than older voters are.
A new Heartland Institute and Rasmussen Reports national telephone and online survey finds that 69% of all Likely U.S. Voters rate a free-market economic system as better than socialism. Just 12% think socialism is a better economic system, but 18% are undecided. (To see survey question wording, click here.)
A closer look, however, finds that while 87% of Republicans and 69% of voters not affiliated with either major party see a free-market system as better, just 53% of Democrats agree. Twenty-one percent (21%) of Democrats like socialism better, with a sizable 25% not sure.
Continue reading “Democrats, Young Voters Attracted By Socialism”
The new trade deal the Trump administration has negotiated with Canada and Mexico is languishing in the House of Representatives. While voters still regard it as an improvement over the much-maligned NAFTA, they’re a lot less confident that Congress will approve it.
A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone and online survey shows that 39% of Likely U.S. Voters continue to believe the new agreement will be better for the United States than the North American Free Trade Agreement, known as NAFTA. Twenty-five percent (25%) think the new deal will be worse for our country, while 20% expect its impact to be about the same. Seventeen percent (17%) are not sure.
Come together? Not likely, voters say, if most politicians have their way.
The latest Rasmussen Reports national telephone and online survey finds that 61% of Likely U.S. Voters still believe most politicians these days are more interested in campaigning on what divides us rather than on what brings us together. Just 21% say most are more interested in bringing us together. That compares to 78% and 11%, though, during last year’s heated midterm elections. Eighteen percent (18%) are not sure.