Despite Pandemic and Media Bias – Trump More Popular Than Obama at Same Point in Presidency
From the day Donald Trump declared his candidacy for President of the United States he faced an unprecedented media onslaught that unsuccessfully tried to sink his campaign.
As anyone with eyes and ears is aware, that has continued during his tenure as President. During his first hundred days in office, 89% of network coverage of the Trump presidency was negative.
For the entire year of 2018, coverage was 90% negative.
During the recent impeachment hysteria (which already feels like ancient history), media bias maxed out with 100% negative coverage.
And now we’re in the midst of a global pandemic, which the media seems to be under the impression is only impacting the U.S. and would’ve never happened without Trump. In reality, the U.S. has among the fewest coronavirus deaths per million people among developed nations. Ironically, the media seems to be too busy praising politicians who let their cities and states become the worst hit (such as Bill de Blasio and Andrew Cuomo).
And despite all of that, President Trump is now more popular than President Obama was at the same point during their respective presidencies. According to Rasmussen Reports:
The Rasmussen Reports daily Presidential Tracking Poll sponsored by Inside The Numbers With The People’s Pundit for Friday shows that 49% of Likely U.S. Voters approve of President Trump’s job performance. Forty-nine percent (49%) disapprove.
By contrast, Obama’s approval was two percentage points lower at this point in his respective presidency (May 8th, 2012).
A question we’ll never know the answer to remains: how much bigger would that approval gap be if we had a fair and honest media?