President Trump’s Latest Poll Numbers Surprise

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The latest polls of President Trump’s “approval rating” continue to surprise both President Trump’s detractors and his supporters.

It’s not that the President has seen his numbers rise (or fall) with any force, but that he’s been able to hover consistently around 40% approval even as he finds himself almost constantly embroiled in negative media coverage.

The latest Rasmussen poll even finds the President climbing back to 43% which is a solid improvement from his poll numbers over the last few weeks.

From Rasmussen Reports:

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The Rasmussen Reports daily Presidential Tracking Poll for Monday shows that 43% of Likely U.S. Voters approve of President Trump’s job performance. Fifty-seven percent (57%) disapprove.

The latest figures for Trump include 28% who Strongly Approve of the way Trump is performing and 46% who Strongly Disapprove. This gives him a Presidential Approval Index rating of -18.

A few of the other latest poll numbers on Trump’s approval rating:

ABC News/Washington Post: 39%

Gallup: 38%

Reuters/Ipsos: 40%

Economist/YouGov: 41%

While the figures may not seem overly rosy, because they’re not, the numbers do convey a simple fact about America today – a large portion of the American public simply do not believe what the mainstream media is reporting about President Trump. Any other President, even Barack Obama, facing withering, almost non-stop, negative media coverage would have already seen their ratings crater. However, President Trump’s approval rating continues to hold steady at about the same it has ALWAYS (even from before the election) been.

Perhaps the media should consider these poll numbers as they reflect on the kind of reporting they continue to partake in. Perhaps a more “fair and balanced” approach would give the mainstream networks more credibility, so that when they shout about the sky falling more Americans will actually believe them. Perhaps, if the media had treated President Trump with a bit more respect and decorum more Americans would be skeptical about his presidency. Sadly, we’ll never know if Trump’s approval would be higher or lower with more balanced coverage because the media will NEVER provide that kind of reporting.

One last bit of positive news, while President Trump’s approval may be mired at around 40%… Congress’ approval is half that. So when Democrats drone on about representing the American people, remember that President Trump still has the backing of more Americans than the entire Congress does. Wouldn’t it be nice if the American people would stop reelecting the same old politicians that they all hate? Sadly, everyone seems to love their own representatives, they just hate the representatives that other Americans are voting for.

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