by Donna Martinez
Former Senior Writer and Editor, John Locke Foundation
How is President Trump doing these days?
The Rasmussen Reports daily Presidential Tracking Poll for Thursday shows that 49% of Likely U.S. Voters approve of President Trump’s job performance. Forty-nine percent (49%) disapprove.The latest figures include 33% who Strongly Approve of the way the president is performing and 40% who Strongly Disapprove. This gives him a Presidential Approval Index rating of -7
And what about the Democrats’ hopes to reclaim control of the U.S. Congress?
The latest telephone and online survey finds that 45% of Likely U.S. Voters would choose the Democratic candidate if the elections for Congress were held today. Forty-one percent (41%) would opt for the Republican. Four percent (4%) prefer some other candidate, and 11% are undecided.
The key to correctly using polling as an assessment tool is to make sure you follow a variety of pollsters. That will give you a sense of the range and trends in the data.