Barack Obama beat Donald Trump to be the most admired man in America, according to a Gallup poll, but Trump does not agree with the result of the poll, regardless of what “fake news” organizations say, and he took to Twitter to make this known.
Donald Trump tweeted on Friday that his approval rating as president is about the same as former president Barack Obama‘s was during his first year in office. Trump pointed to a poll by Rasmussen Reports, released Thursday, which found his approval rating to be 46 per cent and disapproval rating at 53 per cent. On the same day (Dec. 28) during Obama’s first year as president, a Rasmussen poll found his approval rating was 47 per cent and disapproval was 52 per cent.
Trump claimed that their approval ratings in the poll, which was discussed on Fox and Friends, are nearly identical “despite massive negative Trump coverage & Russia hoax.”
But Real Clear Politics, a website that tracks all major polls on the president’s job performance, shows that Trump’s average approval rating among all polls is 39.3 per cent, and his average disapproval rating is 56.2 per cent. Real Clear Politics also tracked the average ratings for Obama‘s presidency. During his first December in office, the former president’s approval rating was 49.9 per cent. His disapproval rating was 44.5 per cent. That means his approval score was about 10 per cent higher than Trump.
The Washington Post reports that Rasmussen poll is known to have the most Republican-friendly polling, hence is bound to favour Trump.
Asides the Gallup poll, another poll found that Obama is the most liked man by Americans — for the 10th year in a row. Hillary Clinton, for the 16th consecutive year, was the most admired woman by Americans.