Donald Trump: Turn Off The 'FAKE NEWS' If You Want My 'True' Approval Rating
President slams political pundits for misreporting figures
President Donald Trump has urged people to "turn off" the 'fake news' if they want to know what his true approval rating is as he slams political pundits for misreporting figures.
According to Trump's tweet:
“Rasmussen and others have my approval ratings at around 50 percent, which is higher than Obama, and yet the political pundits love saying my approval ratings are ‘somewhat low.’ They know they are lying when they say it. Turn off the show — FAKE NEWS,”
Just last month Trump cited new poll figures claiming his presidential approval rating is higher than when he won the election in 2016.
The Presidents approval rating sourced 49 percent following his state of the Union address and the FISA memo release according to the conservative-leaning Rasmussen report. An estimated 75 percent of viewers approved his speech according to a CBS poll.
Daily Caller reports: Rasmussen Reports presidential approval rating for Trump is higher, sometimes markedly so, than the likes of CNN, The Economist, Gallup, MSNBC and others. Rasmussen reported Friday the president had a 44 percent approval rating among “likely voters,” which is higher than Quinnipaic’s 38 percent or Gallup’s 39 percent approval ratings.
The president is referencing a late February Rasmussen poll that found roughly 50 percent of “likely voters” approved of how Trump is handling the presidency. The Daily Caller News Foundation compared that Rasmussen poll to a CNN poll that reported Trump’s approval rating was just 35 percent to see what accounted for a 15 percentage point disparity.
TheDCNF found CNN was likely oversampling Democrats and Independents, polling all adults rather than “likely voters” and sampling and methodology errors.