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Trump Approval Rating Plummets 6 Points In New Poll. Trump Lashes Out, Calls It A ‘Fake’ Poll

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Trump Approval Rating Plummets 6 Points In New Poll. Trump Lashes Out, Calls It A ‘Fake’ Poll

President Trump on Tuesday lashed out at a new poll that showed his approval rating fell by 6 percentage points over two months to 38 percent.

In a pair of tweets, Trump called into question the legitimacy of polls that showed him underwater or losing to potential Democratic challengers.

“Many of these polls are fixed, or worked in such a way that a certain candidate will look good or bad. Internal polling looks great, the best ever!” Trump tweeted.

Trump called the ABC News-Washington Post poll “the worst and most inaccurate poll of any taken prior to the 2016 Election” after a survey released earlier Tuesday morning showed his approval rating had dropped by 6 percentage points since June.

“It was a Fake Poll by two very bad and dangerous media outlets,” he tweeted.

The Hill notes:

The ABC-Washington Post poll released just before the 2016 election showed Clinton with a 4-point lead. She ultimately won the popular vote by 2 percentage points, but lost the Electoral College vote.

An ABC News-Washington Post poll released Tuesday morning showed Trump’s approval rating dropped from 44 percent in June to 38 percent. Among registered voters, 40 percent approve of Trump while 55 percent disapprove, the poll found. The poll also found Trump’s approval rating on his handling of the economy dropped from 51 percent in early July to 46 percent this month amid growing fears of a recession.

Trump has regularly dismisses polls that show him losing as “rigged” or “fake polling.”

Trump in June tweeted: “The Fake News has never been more dishonest than it is today. Thank goodness we can fight back on Social Media. Their new weapon of choice is Fake Polling, sometimes referred to as Suppression Polls (they suppress the numbers). Had it in 2016, but this is worse…”

Trump in April shared a fake poll that aired on the Fox Business Network.


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