As our friends at America First Patriots reported a few weeks ago, there is a deceptive spin to pretty much any MSM poll of President Trump’s approval ratings.
The polls that show Trump slipping into the 30% range – far below his margin of votes in the 2016 election – are surveying “all Americans.” That includes illegal immigrants, people who don’t follow or care about politics at all, and others who have no bearing on elections.
A new Reuters poll of “likely voters” shows where Trump’s strength lies. The poll shows Trump gaining with 44% support, not a bad figure in today’s divided landscape.
Michael McDonald, who apparently quit the Doobie Brothers to study politics at the University of Florida, tells the outlet that the the likely voter polls show why “it is very difficult for Republicans” to distance themselves from Trump’s hold on the electorate.
More from Reuters:
Reuters/Ipsos was able to compare the opinions of voters with the general public by creating two separate surveys: a poll of voters and a poll of the public.
For the voter poll, Reuters/Ipsos reconnected with people who took its exit poll on Nov. 8, 2016, the day of the U.S. presidential election.
Those voters were sent additional questionnaires in May, July and October that asked if they approved or disapproved of the president.
Their responses were then compared with the results of a separate survey – the Reuters/Ipsos national tracking poll – that surveys all adults in the United States.
In May and July, the results of both polls were nearly identical, with about 40 percent of voters and the general adult population expressing approval for the president.
Keep on truckin’ Mr. President, voters support you despite everything the media tries!