The Rasmussen Reports daily Presidential Tracking Poll for Friday shows that 25% of the nation's voters Strongly Approve of the way that Barack Obama is performing his role as president. Forty-one percent (41%) Strongly Disapprove, giving Obama a Presidential Approval Index rating of -16 (see trends).
Forty-five percent (45%) of Democrats Strongly Approve while 70% of Republicans Strongly Disapprove. Among those not affiliated with either major party, 16% Strongly Approve and 46% Strongly Disapprove.
Seventy percent (70%) of voters favor strong sanctions against employers who hire illegal immigrants. Fifty percent (50%) favor sanctions on landlords who provide housing for illegal immigrants. Fifty-eight percent (58%) say a child born to an illegal immigrant in this country should not automatically become a citizen of the United States.
Only 55% of homeowners believe their home is currently worth more than the mortgage. Twenty-seven percent (27%) expect the value of their home to go up in the next year while 21 expect a decline in value.
The Presidential Approval Index is calculated by subtracting the number who Strongly Disapprove from the number who Strongly Approve. It is updated daily at 9:30 a.m. Eastern (sign up for free daily e-mail update). Updates are also available on Twitter and Facebook.
Overall, 48% of voters say they at least somewhat approve of the president's performance. Fifty-two percent (52%) disapprove.
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