Despite Record 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, media bias maxed out with 100% negative coverage.
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, President Trump’s approval today stands at 52%, while Obama’s stood at 47%.
Incumbent presidents generally have an advantage over their competition in elections, and Trump polling higher than the last incumbent to win re-election is a positive sign. President Trump has also been attracting a surprisingly large amount of Democrats to his rallies, as well as people who didn’t vote in the 2016 election. That, combined with the fact that Trump will likely see at least a 50% increase in his share of the black vote all but guarantees his re-election.