Donald Trump is struggling to find a ray of sunshine amidst the downpour that is sinking him further in the national polls in a head-to-head matchup with Joe Biden, and he’s getting so desperate that he’s resorted to making up polling results that either don’t exist or are based on badly flawed methodology.
Bright and early Monday morning, Trump fired off this tweet:
96% Approval Rating in the Republican Party. 50% in new Rasmussen Poll (higher than Obama at this point in time). Thank you!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) August 3, 2020
Though it’s highly unlikely that 96 percent of Republicans still support a president who at times can hardly manage to walk and talk at the same, if it’s true, why not provide a link to the poll you’re citing? Probably because it doesn’t exist.
Then there’s the matter of a Rasmussen poll which shows him at 50 percent approval, but there’s a major problem with that, too: Rasmussen has almost no credibility whatsoever because it’s slanted towards Republicans. Their polling always takes more responses from self-identified Republicans than it does Democrats and Independents, meaning it always tilts to the right.
Oh, there’s also the glaring fact that Trump neglected to mention regarding the Rasmussen poll: It has him losing to Biden by a six-point spread, 48 to 42 percent.
As for Trump being more popular than Obama, that means nothing since Barack Obama isn’t running! He did his two terms in office, so to compare yourself to a man who isn’t running is the height of absurdity. Also, when Obama was reelected in 2012, over 158,00 Americans hadn’t died from a pandemic. And there weren’t nearly 40 million people unemployed.
All of this resulted in the Donald getting hit hard on social media for his magical (i.e. delusional) thinking:
This is pure BS. You repeatedly tweet that 96% of Republicans approve of you, but there is nothing to support the claim.
— Jeffrey Guterman (@JeffreyGuterman) August 3, 2020
Area loser stuck at imaginary 96% Approval (among friends & family) for years. pic.twitter.com/7NxHVqRwGT
— David Rothschild (@DavMicRot) August 3, 2020
It’s sad that you care. Sadder that you lie. Saddest that people dying isn’t the number you’re looking at.
— JRehling (@JRehling) August 3, 2020
1. Where are these polls, Spanky?
2. Sounds like you’re trying to cheer yourself up more than state facts
3. Why do you compare everything to President Obama? He will always be better than you at everything.
4. Those are fake poll numbers. How utterly pathetic.
— BrooklynDad_Defiant! (@mmpadellan) August 3, 2020
Your approval rating has never been 96% in the Rethuglican Party. But, honestly, that wouldn’t be something to brag about with the current state of the Rethuglican Party. pic.twitter.com/ZUTNVNy3z5
— D Villella ❄️ (@dvillella) August 3, 2020
Sorry, Donnie, but you aren’t fit to carry the jockstrap of Barack Obama. However, given your alleged proclivities for urine, you might just enjoy that particular gig.