Trump Lies About His Approval Rating – Again

Trump Lies About His Approval Rating – Again

Donald Trump is still competing with Barack Obama.

Today, he tweeted that his approval rating is higher than that of Barack Obama – despite the data he is referring to suggesting the opposite is true.

“The new Rasmussen Poll, one of the most accurate in the 2016 Election, just out with a Trump 50% Approval Rating. That’s higher than O’s #’s”

As everyone who follows politics knows, Rasmussen famously leans right in it’s polling.

President Obama entered office on January 20 2009 with an approval rating of 67 per cent. At this point in his presidency his approval rating was 55%, five points higher than Trump.

Real Clear Politics, a site which collates data from the major national polls, estimated Mr Trump’s approval rating to be 39.9 per cent from May 30 to June 15.

The Huffington Post’s latest average puts the President’s approval rating at 38.5 per cent.