Over the past week, savvy poll-watchers have come to the realization that Trump and Obama enjoyed similar popularity in their first year in office, with approval ratings that began on a high note before falling and then stabilizing.
Fox News was one of the few networks to take note of President Trump matching Obama’s Rasmussen approval rating at the same points in each leader’s term.
CNN’s Brian Stelter is unhappy about that.
This is a prime example of how “Fox & Friends” does a disservice to viewers: https://t.co/ErJBOTAHbo
— Brian Stelter (@brianstelter) December 29, 2017
After the Daily Caller pointed out that Fox & Friends was reporting accurate news, and that Stelter had, in effect, criticized them for giving viewers real information, he roared back at the news outlet with this statement:
Stelter disputed this article’s assertion that he took issue with the poll comparisons because they are favorable to the president. Rather, he said, Fox News was misleading its viewers by making the president appear more popular than he actually is.
“It is a ‘disservice’ to mislead the public about the president’s popularity,” Stelter told The Daily Caller. “Fox’s own poll data has shown that the president’s approval rating lags far behind all other presidents in modern history.”
But Rasmussen was the most accurate polling service throughout the 2016 elections. So what Stelter is really saying is, “it’s unfair of you to show an obviously accurate poll that tells a different narrative than what I’ve been saying.”
Keep it going with the pure arrogance, CNN! Trumpers are counting on you for bulletin-board material in 2020.