Who saw this coming? Donald Trump who defied polling during his Presidential election, is now redefining the narrative, that he is an unpopular President.
At Friday’s White House press briefing, when asked to comment on a newly-released CBS News poll — conducted by live interviewers — which put Trump’s approval rating at only 40 percent, press secretary Sean Spicer was ready with an alternate data point.
“I think there’s also a Rasmussen poll that showed he had a 51-percent approval rating,” Spicer replied sharply.
This flies in the face of everything the media is telling us though. Surely the Media isn’t lying to the public to further their own agenda…
In referring to an automated poll that put the president’s popularity in the black, Spicer actually understated Trump’s level of support. According to Rasmussen Reports’ most recent survey released Friday, 54 percent of likely voters approved of the president’s job performance.
The debate is a flashback to last fall’s election — in which Trump ran ahead of his poll numbers, particularly in the Upper Midwest states that propelled him to victory. And just like during the campaign season, there’s evidence suggesting that Americans may be less willing to admit they support the president and his actions if they are talking to another person on the phone, compared to polls completed with the anonymity of the internet or an automated phone interface.
So there you go, the public actually does like President Trump right now. Personally, I like him better since he started the process to repeal Obamacare too. Let’s keep an eye on these numbers, as the Mainstream Media continues to paint him as universally detested.