Published: Sat, April 13, 2019
Worldwide | By Isabel Fisher

Trump Touts 55 Percent Approval From Poll That Found 43 Percent Approval

Trump Touts 55 Percent Approval From Poll That Found 43 Percent Approval

A segment and on-screen graphic during Fox Business' Lou Dobbs Tonight claimed "Trump's soaring approval" rating from a Georgetown Institute of Politics and Public Service poll was far higher than it actually was. That national bipartisan survey did measure 58 percent of voters as approving of the Trump's handling of the USA economy, but the 55 percent "OVERALL" figure touted as demonstrating "soaring approval" in the FBN graphic actually reflected the president's unfavorable rating among voters.

Here's the actual poll, and it showed that the "55% overall" rating was actually his unfavorable rating.

Read the entire poll here.

President Trump shared Thursday "great news" on Twitter from Fox Business Network, which reported that a Georgetown University poll found the president's approval rating at 55 percent.

The Fox Business Network issued an on-air correction Thursday, saying its report "was not entirely accurate".


After Trump's tweet, the network offered multiple on-air corrections, including one from Dobbs, who said he wanted "to fix something I got wrong". The incorrect graphic first appeared on air Wednesday night, on Lou Dobbs' show. On a separate question, 55 percent had an "unfavorable" impression of Trump, compared with 41 percent who were "favorable".

Gallup found that Trump's job approval remained unchanged from last month among Republicans, with about 9 in 10 approving of his performance.

Real Clear Politics, which takes an average of a number of polls, shows the president with a 43.2 approval rating and 52.7 disapproval rating. The margin of error is plus or minus 4 percentage points.

Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump participates in a debate sponsored by Fox News at the Fox Theatre on March 3, 2016, in Detroit, Michigan.

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