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Changes to Presidential Job Approval Tracking and Reporting

Beginning in 2018, Gallup will start updating presidential job approval on a weekly basis, rather than on a daily basis.

Gallup remains committed to tracking presidential approval using probability-based, telephone interviewing, but is reducing the sample size from 3,500 to 1,500 U.S. adults per week. As a result, Gallup will aggregate and report presidential job approval each week, rather than daily, beginning on Jan. 8 at 1 p.m. ET. We will continue to report subgroup differences for presidential job approval using the large sample sizes collected each month.

The Gallup Poll Social Series surveys conducted each month, other standalone surveys, and periodic updates of other Gallup trends and measures throughout the year will continue as they have with no change.

Frank Newport, Ph.D., is Gallup's Editor-in-Chief. He is the author of Polling Matters: Why Leaders Must Listen to the Wisdom of the People and God Is Alive and Well. Twitter: @Frank_Newport

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