This is precious: Trump thinks he’s as popular as former President Obama:
While the Fake News loves to talk about my so-called low approval rating, @foxandfriends just showed that my rating on Dec. 28, 2017, was approximately the same as President Obama on Dec. 28, 2009, which was 47%…and this despite massive negative Trump coverage & Russia hoax!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) December 29, 2017
It’s likely Trump’s referring to heavily conservative-leaning Rasmussen Reports, which has his approval rating at 45 percent as of this morning. Here’s how they stack Trump up against Obama:
Trump is ending his first year in office with virtually the same job approval ratings that Barack Obama earned on Dec. 29, 2009, at the end of his first year as president. On that date, 46% of voters approved of the job Obama was doing; 53% disapproved.
The major polls on average have Trump at 39.3%, as shown by Real Clear Politics:
Real Clear Politics itself indicates that Obama’s approval rating at this point in 2009 was 49.8 percent, whereas Trump’s average approval rating now is 39.3 percent.
Another influential pollster, FiveThirtyEight, has Trump at 37.7% vs. Obama’s 49.6%.
Gallup, perhaps the most familiar to many, has Obama at 51% and Trump at 37%:
So, who cares about polls? Trump cares.
Okay, so which polls are to be trusted? The ones that favor Trump.
This is the Orange One’s philosophy on everything, not just polls: news media, Roy Moore’s election, chasing skirts, playing golf, eating Big Macs, getting divorces, stiffing contractors, evicting tenants, brushing his hair, colluding with [cough, cough] foreign powers. If it’s good for Trump, it’s not only good: it’s true.
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