The Rasmussen Reports daily Presidential Tracking Poll for Friday shows that 46% of Likely U.S. Voters approve of President Obama's job performance. Fifty-two percent (52%) disapprove.
The latest figures include 28% of who Strongly Approve of the way Obama is performing as president and 39% who Strongly Disapprove. This gives him a Presidential Approval Index rating of -11.
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Consumers have grown more and more confident about their personal finances over the last five months, and with increased confidence came increased spending. But all good things must come to an end, according to our latest Consumer Spending Update.
Another terrorist horror in France. A month ago just after a radical Muslim murdered 49 people in an Orlando, Florida nightclub, just 32% of voters said the United States and its allies are winning the War on Terror; 38% think the terrorists are winning.
Donald Trump has taken his biggest lead yet over Hillary Clinton in our latest weekly White House Watch survey.
Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg raised eyebrows and even drew fire from her friends at the New York Times for her recent public criticism of Trump. Voters strongly agree that it’s bad for the Supreme Court when the justices make public political statements.
The 83-year-old Ginsburg, arguably the most liberal member of the Supreme Court, has since apologized for her public comments but not before making it very clear that she hopes Clinton is the next U.S. president. Most voters probably aren’t surprised: They’ve said in surveys for years that most Supreme Court justices are not impartial but instead have their own political agenda.