Daily Presidential Tracking Poll

Friday, February 09, 2018

The Rasmussen Reports daily Presidential Tracking Poll for Friday shows that 49% of Likely U.S. Voters approve of President Trump’s job performance. Fifty percent (50%) disapprove.

The latest figures include 35% who Strongly Approve of the way the president is performing and 42% who Strongly Disapprove. This gives him a Presidential Approval Index rating of -7. (see trends).

Since last week’s State of the Union address, Trump’s approval ratings have been running slightly ahead of where Barack Obama was at this stage of his presidency.

Congress last night passed a two-year budget plan with billions of dollars in new domestic and defense spending. When Trump first took office, over half of voters thought significant cuts in spending were likely, but that hope has been fading.

The stock market has been bouncing up and down in recent days, and 55% of Americans are concerned that the market bubble will burst, pushing the economy back into recession.

We’ll see how overall economic confidence is affected when Rasmussen Reports releases its latest Consumer Spending Update at 10:30 today.

Half of voters now think it’s likely that senior law enforcement officials broke the law in an effort to prevent Trump from winning the presidency.

Thirty-four percent (34%) believe the FBI is more likely to have meddled in the 2016 election than the Russians. Fifty-five percent (55%) of Republicans feel that way.