On Monday, CNN released a poll claiming that Trump’s approval rating had plunged to a shocking low of 38 percent.
Trump pushed back against the bombshell poll, saying that “CNN Polls are as Fake as their Reporting.” As it turns out, Trump is likely right. The Washington Examiner reported that two other polls — released at the same time — show that Trump holds a 48 and 45 percent approval rating respectively.
The Examiner reported:
Three new Trump polls were released in the last day, and two showed the president’s approval rate holding steady despite nonstop attacks on his handling of the coronavirus and the reaction to nationwide riots and protests over the death of George Floyd.
The outlier was CNN.
Both the Zogby poll and the NBC News/Wall Street Journal poll showed that President Trump dropped an insignificant amount.
In Zogby, he is at 48% approval, just 3 points from that poll’s all-time high for the president.
In the NBC News/Wall Street Journal poll, Trump is at 45% approval, just 1 point down from his standing in April.
CNN crowed on Monday that Trump’s approval ratings were on par with those of former presidents Jimmy Carter and George H.W. Bush at the same point in their presidencies — insinuating that Trump is on the same path to lose his re-election bid.
Pollster Jonathan Zogby disagreed, saying that “During this almost exact moment at the end of Barack Obama’s first term, his job approval numbers were very similar: Zogby had Obama’s overall job approval (strongly and somewhat combined) at 48% approve/50% disapprove, while 2% were not sure how they felt.”
“The president’s job approval numbers are down, and he is in a close race with Joe Biden for the 2020 presidential election,” Zogby continued. “Trump is not down for the count yet!”