Donald Trump cited his approval ratings and once again, they're wrong

Narjas Zatat@Narjas_Zatat
Monday 27 August 2018 11:45
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Donald Trump's late-night tweeting got him celebrating sky-high approval ratings.

He wrote:

Over 90 per cent approval rating for your all time favourite (I hope) President within the Republican Party and 52 per cent overall. This is despite all of the made up stories by the Fake News Media trying endlessly to make me look as bad and as evil as possible. Look at the real villains please!

Er, except people are calling his numbers Fake News.

While it is true that some polls show his approval rating amongst Republicans at 90 percent, it isn't a record number. First, according to Gallup, between 20 and 30 per cent of voters are registered Republican - so 90 per cent of that isn't all that much. And second, the Bushes and Ronald Reagan had higher numbers...

A bigger issue with his numbers, as many online quickly noticed, is the '52 per cent overall' approval rating he totes.

It's not correct.

The RealClearPolitics average of polls puts him at 43.6 per cent approval and 52.7 per cent disapproval. In fact, according to The Week, none of the polls show his approval higher than 46 per cent (Rasmussen).

People think he's confused the Wall street Journal and NBC News polls which give him a 52 per cent disapproval rating.


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