Trump Claims Poll Numbers Are ‘Very Good,’ Despite Historically Low Approval

President Donald Trump speaks during a meeting with airline executives in the State Dining Room of the White House in Washington, Thursday, Feb. 9, 2017. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)
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President Donald Trump on Sunday claimed that his approval numbers are “very good,” though a poll released the same day shows that Trump has the lowest approval rating of any president approaching their 100-day mark in office since 1945.

“New polls out today are very good considering that much of the media is FAKE and almost always negative,” Trump tweeted Sunday afternoon.

Trump cited an ABC News-Washington Post poll released on Sunday as proof of his standing. That poll found that 96 percent of respondents who voted for Trump in November said it was the right thing to do, while only 2 percent of Trump voters regretted their decision.

According to ABC’s writeup, however, Trump also has “the lowest approval rating at this point of any president in polls since 1945.”

Just 42 percent of Americans approve of Trump’s performance as he approaches his 100th day in office, according to the national survey, while 53 percent disapprove.

The ABC-Post poll was conducted by landline and cell phone from April 17–20 among a national sample of 1,004 adults. Respondents were interviewed in both English and Spanish, and the margin of error was plus or minus 3.5 percentage points.

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  1. I am more inclined to think that Mama June is a “babe” than believe anything Trump says.

  2. Man, he’s gonna beat the dead horse until it’s as flat as a flounder…

  3. Would still beat Hillary in the popular vote?

    Interesting concept. I guess Secretary of Everything and Full Metal Jackass Jared hasn’t told him he lost the popular vote by nearly 3 million yet.

  4. His numbers are certainly much better than they have any right to be.

  5. Trump’s dead horse representing his actual poll numbers.

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