The Rasmussen Reports daily Presidential Tracking Poll for Thursday shows that 50% of Likely U.S. Voters approve of President Obama's job performance. Forty-eight percent (48%) disapprove (see trends).
The latest figures include 22% who Strongly Approve of the way Obama is performing as president and 37% who Strongly Disapprove. This gives him a Presidential Approval Index rating of -15.
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Twenty-nine percent (29%) think the United States is headed in the right direction.
Following the U.S. government’s indictment of five Chinese military hackers for stealing commercial secrets, 45% believe a cyberattack by another country poses a greater economic threat to America than a traditional military attack.
Just 18% of homeowners now think their home is worth less than when they bought it, unchanged from March and the lowest level of pessimism measured since regular tracking on this question began in April 2011.
Thirty-eight percent (38%) expect their home’s value to go up over the next year. That ties the highest level of confidence since early 2009.