Preparing to report this piece of news, I did a quick search on Trump approval ratings and the majority of those being reported by the mainstream media continue to make Trump look terrible with approval ratings ranging around 42% to 44%.
Many of those mainstream media outlets try to compare Trump’s dismal approval ratings to those that were supposedly higher for Barack Obama.
I’ve often said that one needs to be consider who, where and how these polls are conducted as that makes all of the difference in what kind of results they produce.
One of the most reliable national polls on many topics are those conducted by Rasmussen Reports.
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You will rarely see the mainstream media report their results such as the current Trump approval rating of 51%.
(Rasmussen Reports) – The Rasmussen Reports daily Presidential Tracking Poll for Friday shows that 51% of Likely U.S. Voters approve of President Trump’s job performance. Forty-eight percent (48%) disapprove.
The latest figures include 38% who Strongly Approve of the president is performing and 39% who Strongly Disapprove. This gives him a Presidential Approval Index rating of -1. (see trends).
This is Trump’s highest Presidential Approval Index rating since early March of last year, shortly after he first took office. By comparison, Barack Obama earned a presidential approval index rating of -11 on October 5, 2010, in the second year of his presidency…
Note that at the same period on Obama’s first term, his approval rating was much lower than Trump’s, but, you won’t hear anyone in the mainstream media report it, unless perhaps by Fox News.
Many of the polls reported by the mainstream media are taken in large cities or other highly Democratic areas, so naturally they will yield anti-Trump and anti-Republican results.
Rasmussen takes their polls nationally and strive to get an equal number of Democrats and Republicans and even include the results from Independents.
This is why few, if any, of the mainstream media won’t report the results of Rasmussen polls, because they better represent the general public
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