Stop us if you’ve heard this one before. President Donald Trump’s approval rating is atrocious, and that’s a clear sign that American voters are really wishing they could have a re-do for the 2016 presidential election.
A new poll has been released that proclaims Trump’s approval rating is in the toilet. In fact, his rating is being touted as the lowest of any president over the past seven decades after they have served six months in office.
But some important details are clearly corrupt, proving the media has not learned its lesson.
The Hill has the scoop on this less than sunny report on Trump’s tenure to date.
Just 36 percent of Americans in the ABC News/Washington Post poll released early Sunday approve of the job Trump is doing, while 58 percent disagree.
The Donald Trump Jr. meeting is really sticking in the craw of survey respondents as well, as 63 percent classify the meeting as inappropriate. What’s more, 60 percent believe that Russia attempted to influence the election.
Add it all up, and the numbers are downright awful.
However, a key piece of information is not being included in the media’s hyperbolic reports of these ‘historic’ numbers.
The survey of 1,001 adults, conducted between June 10-13, has a margin of error of 3.5 percent.
Democrats outweighed Republicans in the survey, 35 percent to 23 percent, while 35 percent of respondents identified as independents.
That little nugget about the ideological makeup of poll respondents tells you all you need to know about how much weight should be given to the poll numbers. How do you suppose the numbers would be if the number of Democrats and Republicans were flipped?
It’s safe to say that Trump’s ratings would be more in line with historical norms.
That Russia thing? You’d see that there’s a lot less people buying into the hype that the mainstream media keeps peddling.
If we flash back to the presidential campaign for a moment, the results of this poll aren’t that surprising at all. Scores of polls missed the mark entirely, as the general consensus was that Hillary Clinton was going to win in a rout.
Let’s not forget that these crack pollsters tried to convince the electorate that both Texas and Georgia were clearly in play for Clinton. Reading between the lines, the implication was that Trump was doomed, and those that wanted to vote for him may as well stay home.
Those projections turned out to be wildly off the mark. Informed voters know full well to take mainstream polls with a massive grain of salt, as they’re just another tool that gets thrown into the spin cycle to advance the anti-Trump narrative.
Source: The Hill