President Trump Hits 51% Approval in Rasmussen Poll – Higher Than Obama at Same Point in Presidency
In the face of a handful of polls in recent weeks showing President Donald Trump the underdog against Joe Biden, momentum is beginning to turn around.
After having him trailing Biden by double digits in early July, a week ago Rasmussen Reports had the race as basically even, with Biden leading 47%-45%, which is within the poll’s margin of error.
Of note, Rasmussen was among the closest mainstream pollster in approximating the popular vote in the 2016 election. Rasmussen had Hillary Clinton up 1.7 points over Trump on election day 2016, while she ended up winning the popular vote by 2.1 points above him (48.2% vs. 46.1%). The Real Clear Politics average of polls had Hillary up for six points. Unlike the other polls, Rasmussen correctly saw Trump had a path to victory in the electoral college.
Now, after falling to a pandemic low of 42% approval, Trump’s approval has since rebounded to 51%, or seven percentage points above where Barack Obama’s approval stood at the same stages of their presidency.
This comes in light of an unprecedented media onslaught since the minute Trump declared his candidacy for 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.
And despite all that, he’s still ahead of where Obama was.