One of the media’s favorite tricks is to report President Trump’s approval ratings as “Lowest ever” about once a week.
By carefully selecting polls that are fluctuating downward, and ignoring others, headline-makers can make it appear that the POTUS is tanking, when really his overall approval hovers around 40%.
But there’s another dirty secret. The approval ratings preferred by CNN and their cronies are of “all Americans” and heavily skewed toward liberals and Democrats.
2 polls have consistently shown Trump pushing toward 50% job approval, which would be a tremendous accomplishment for any President given today’s divided landscape.
Those polls are Rasmussen (which was proven most-accurate on the 2016 election) and Economist – YouGov. Trump went up in those polls again this morning, in stark contrast to the “35%!” narrative peddled by CNN.
Trump stands at 43% approval in each poll, with only a margin of (-9) in the Rasmussen survey.
What’s the difference? The Economist and Rasmussen polls are questioning registered voters and likely voters, respectively.
Americans who are actually involved in politics are more truthful with those pollsters. That was starkly apparent in November.