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Donald Trump took to Twitter (where else?) to lie that news outlets aren’t touting his “around 50% approval rating” from pollsters like Rasmussen.
Ah ha! Fake News!
In truth, the latest Rasmussen daily tracking poll shows Trump at 44% approval.
Real Clear Politics averages his approval at 41%. See graphic above.
These are all facts anyone can look up. Which, from the looks of Twitter, is what everyone did:
Rasmussen and others have my approval ratings at around 50%, which is higher than Obama, and yet the political pundits love saying my approval ratings are “somewhat low.” They know they are lying when they say it. Turn off the show – FAKE NEWS!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) March 11, 2018
Trump today: “Rasmussen and others have my approval ratings at around 50%”
Rasmussen’s approval is actually just 44%.
You Mr. President are FAKE NEWS!
Proof Below: pic.twitter.com/4JmdGgudOz
— Brian Krassenstein🐬 (@krassenstein) March 11, 2018
No, Rasmussen says 44%. That’s six points lower than 50, and since it’s a Republican-leaning poll, it’s your best number. In other words, there are exactly ZERO polls close to 50. Do you understand what ZERO means?https://t.co/nYA3ONX43F https://t.co/dNy5A5LBdS
— Bob Cesca (@bobcesca_go) March 11, 2018
BTW, Rasmussen has Trump’s approval rating at 44%, which is not “around 50%” (it’s also exactly what Obama’s was on this day in his presidency, but Obama had a lower strong disapproval) https://t.co/J9pLhJCGlf
— Robert Maguire (@RobertMaguire_) March 11, 2018
RASMUSSEN on March 8, 2018
Trump is -10 (44% approval / 54% disapproval)
Reuters (40/54) https://t.co/isK2RYcZQk
— Jesse Ferguson (@JesseFFerguson) March 11, 2018