President Donald Trump has faced an all-out assault by the mainstream media throughout his first year in office — but despite the all-out attack, new polls show that Trump is more popular than former President Barack Obama.
According to a recent Media Research Center study, 90% of the 3,340 mainstream media stories on Trump in 2017 were negative. The Washington Examiner noted in Dec. that only 20% of the news stories covering Obama were negative during this same time period.
In other words, the difference in the president’s portrayal on nightly news broadcasts — seen by an estimated 25,000,000 Americans every day — are shocking.
What else do the numbers prove? That despite this all-out war by the mainstream media, Trump is far more popular than Obama.
Rassmussen Reports “Daily Presidential Tracking Poll” showed Trump with an total approval rating of 48 percent on Feb. 7, 2018. Obama’s approval rating was only 44 percent at the identical point in his presidency, Feb. 7, 2010.
For those keeping track at home, that’s a statistically significant difference of four points for Trump. The numbers look even worse when you look at their core supporters.
34 percent of American voters say they strongly approve of Trump’s performance as commander in chief. Only 26 percent of those polled said the same thing about Obama at the same point in his presidency.
Even more surprising is that Obama is less hated than Trump by everyday Americans. Despite the media’s breathless coverage of the Women’s March and the violent anti-Trump riots on college campuses, the facts are undeniable.
51 percent of Americans reported they disapprove of Trump’s performance, and 42 percent say they strongly disapprove of him, according to the Rassmussen poll.
Compare that to the 56 percent of Americans that reported they disapproved of Obama on Feb. 7, 2010… and 43 percent that said they strongly disapproved of him.
Despite the constant media spin, the raw numbers prove without a doubt that Obama was the more divisive of the two presidents.
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