Trump brags about a poll that makes him look good
President Trump on Tuesday highlighted a survey from a conservative-leaning pollster on Twitter that shows his approval rating is at 46 percent — despite other polls showing him hovering around the 35 percent mark.
“One of the most accurate polls last time around. But #FakeNews likes to say we’re in the 30’s. They are wrong. Some people think numbers could be in the 50’s. Together, WE will MAKE AMERICA GREAT AGAIN!” Trump wrote about the Rasmussen Daily Presidential Tracking poll that was released Monday.
The poll showed 46 percent of likely US voters approve of the president’s job performance while 53 percent say they disapprove.
But a Gallup poll, also released Monday, has Trump with a 38 percent approval and 56 percent disapproval rating.
A number of polls in recent weeks show the president’s approval/disapproval ratings remaining around the same level.
A Reuters/Ipsos poll from last Wednesday shows him with a 35 percent approval and 60 percent disapproval rating.
An ABC News/Washington Post poll from Nov. 4 puts his approval rating at 38 percent and his disapproval rating at 58 percent.
Trump, who is returning to Washington on Tuesday after a 13-day tour of five Asian nations, routinely blasts polls for being inaccurate after they failed to predict his victory over Hillary Clinton last year.
Rasmussen surveys 1,500 likely voters by phone and online.
It has a plus or minus 2.5 percentage-point margin of error.