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Trump’s year-end poll is incredibly biased against Obama

Something is missing.


David Covucci


Posted on Dec 29, 2017   Updated on May 22, 2021, 6:37 am CDT

President Donald Trump has been criticized for conducting some misleading surveys in his first year in office, and his year-end review is no different.

In his “Inaugural Year Approval Poll,” the Trump Make America Great Again Committee asks how you would rate his first year in office. Then, as a point of comparison, it asks how you’d rate Obama’s. See if you can spot the difference.

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“Poor” does not seem to be a choice for Trump. It might be helpful, because according to Gallup, just 38 percent of Americans approve of Trump. In his first year, he never topped a 50 percent approval rating, and constantly dipped below 40 percent. Obama’s approval rating frequently rose about 60 percent in his first year, but he finished the year at 51 percent, per Gallup.

But lest you are concerned this is not being fairly represented in the above paragraph, Trump does ask next “Do you believe the Fake News Media will fairly cover President Trump’s first year approval rating?”

Amazingly, there is a “Yes” option on that one.

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*First Published: Dec 29, 2017, 9:11 am CST