We always hear from the media about how low President Trump’s approval rating is, so surely, he can’t be reelected, can he? (Remember, these are the same people who told us he couldn’t be elected in the first place.) Why then does Rasmussen’s daily tracking poll have Trump at 50%, tied with Obama at this same point in his presidency, while Gallup has Trump at 46%, one point higher than Obama at the same point?
Trump’s approval rating is a combination of a 91% approval among Republicans and 12% approval among Democrats, but even that pathetically low Dem number has climbed up to match his previous high. With the economy on fire and the Russian Collusion horse dead (despite desperate efforts to keep beating it), Trump’s numbers are likely to improve.
What’s truly amazing, though, if you’re able to look at anything Trump-related with the slightest objectivity, is that Trump’s approval numbers are as high as they are – equal to or higher than Obama’s – when you consider the relative treatment each has received from the media.
Obama was hailed as the “Lightbringer,” the greatest, smartest, coolest, most qualified person EVER to be elected President. Trump has endured a 24/7/365 onslaught of negative press, in which every joke or exaggeration is branding as a “LIE!!!!” He’s been declared an illegitimate President for no real reason, called a Russian stooge, misquoted repeatedly to make him sound like a bigot and a Nazi sympathizer, and tarred with one negative fake news story after another. Heck, if Tom Hanks got press like that, he’d have an approval rating south of Hitler’s.
One can’t help wondering: If Democrats could just get over their resentment over losing an election and admit that Trump hasn’t started any wars or destroyed the economy – if only half of them could admit that they are really better off now than they were four years ago – what would his approval numbers look like? We might not know until 2020, when Americans go into the privacy of the voting booth and choose between Trump and one of the far-left clowns opposing him without having to tell a pollster which one they really think should be in charge.
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