July 16th, 2019


Trump's Polling Solid, Steady and Good

Dick Morris

By Dick Morris

Published July 4, 2017

Trump's Polling Solid, Steady and Good

One of the most common items of "disinformation" in the media these days is the assertion that President Donald Trump's presidency is drawing negative reviews from the American voter.

The Guardian, for example, reports that Trump's approval ratings "fall off a cliff" and goes on to wonder why he "sees no reason to course-correct."

But the fact is that Trump's poll numbers are steady, fluctuating in a narrow range, and are higher than Obama's were during most of his tenure.

Rasmussen, the only pollster who surveys "likely voters" shows the marks of a successful presidency:

Rasmussen: Trump's Job Approval

July 2: 44 percent

June 13: 45 percent

June 4: 45 percent

May 30: 43 percent

May 23: 48 percent

May 14: 44 percent

May 7: 47 percent

Source: Real Clear Politics. All the other polls survey "adults" or "registered voters," thereby including vast numbers of noncitizens, nonvoters and unregistered adults. Most of these folks lean Democrat and distort the other polls to show a higher disapproval. Likely this bias is deliberate. More disinformation.

But it is remarkable that, amid the totally negative coverage with which the media pounds President Trump daily, that he has been able to keep his ratings right around his vote share: In the mid-to-high 40s.

Dick Morris, who served as adviser to former Sen. Trent Lott (R-Miss.) and former President Clinton, is the author of 16 books, including his latest, Screwed and Here Come the Black Helicopters.