Trump Tweets Incorrect Fox Business Graphic, Celebrates Strong Disapproval

US President Donald Trump speaks to reporters after a phone conversation with Mexico's President Enrique Pena Nieto on trade in the Oval Office of the White House in Washington, DC on August 27, 2018. - President Don... US President Donald Trump speaks to reporters after a phone conversation with Mexico's President Enrique Pena Nieto on trade in the Oval Office of the White House in Washington, DC on August 27, 2018. - President Donald Trump said Monday the US had reached a "really good deal" with Mexico and talks with Canada would begin shortly on a new regional free trade pact."It's a big day for trade. It's a really good deal for both countries," Trump said."Canada, we will start negotiations shortly. I'll be calling their prime minister very soon," Trump said.US and Mexican negotiators have been working for weeks to iron out differences in order to revise the nearly 25-year old North American Free Trade Agreement, while Canada was waiting to rejoin the negotiations. (Photo by MANDEL NGAN / AFP) (Photo credit should read MANDEL NGAN/AFP/Getty Images) MORE LESS
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April 11, 2019 2:45 p.m.
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President Donald Trump on Thursday tweeted a poll featured on Fox Business Network that appeared to show him enjoying a 55% approval rating. But as Fox Business later acknowledged in an on-air correction, the poll actually found a 55% “unfavorable” impression of Trump.

That tweet featured a poll that was not entirely accurate, which Fox Business would like to correct,” Fox Business’ Blake Burman said on air Thursday morning. The incorrect graphic first appeared on air Wednesday night, on Lou Dobbs’ show.

The Georgetown University Institute of Politics and Public Service poll in question found a 55% unfavorable impression of Trump, compared to a 41% favorable impression and four percent “no opinion.”

Even more of those polled — 57% to 37% — thought a new person should be elected president in 2020, rather than Trump.

The same poll found 52% disapproval of the job Trump was doing as President, compared to 43% approval and five percent unsure.

The portion of the Fox Business graphic showing 58% approval of Trump’s economic performance, compared to 38% disapproval and 5% unsure, is accurate. 

Georgetown said the poll surveyed 1,000 registered and “likely” voters between March 31 and April 4. The results had a margin of error of 3.1 percentage points.

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