WASHINGTON, D.C. – New polling results released Friday by Rasmussen Reports show that fifty-percent (50%) of Likely U.S. Voters approve of President Trump’s job performance while forty-eight percent (48%) disapprove. The totals were calculated using a selection of 1,500 likely voters. There was a margin of error of three points.
Also noted in the report, these numbers place President Trump beating former President Barack Obama at the same point in his presidency. President Obama had a 47% approval rating.
Also significant is that the media’s coverage of President Trump has been overwhelmingly negative, over three times more critical than coverage of former Barack Obama and twice that of former Presidents George W. Bush and Bill Clinton, according to Washington Secrets Columnist Paul Bedard, who pointed to the Pew Research Center for the data based on Trump’s first two years in office.
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That study also said that compared to other presidents, news reports about President Trump were more focused on his personality than his policy.