President Trump usually disses the polls, telling voters not to believe them, but on Thursday he shared an online poll from earlier this week that he wants everyone to see.
Trump retweeted a Twitter post by ProgressPolls which asked respondents who they think is a better president of the U.S.: Trump or former-president Barack Obama?
The poll, which says it surveyed 25,589 respondents, showed that a majority — 61 percent — chose Trump, compared with 39 percent who said Obama was a better president.
ProgressPolls has also recently asked its followers if they think the United States should take action against North Korea (an overwhelming “yes” at 76 percent) and about whether the wage gap for women is real (a resounding “no” at 83 percent).
In a tweet earlier this week, President Trump mentioned his accomplishments and blasted poll numbers, stating, “After 200 days, rarely has any Administration achieved what we have achieved..not even close! Don’t believe the Fake News Suppression Polls!”
Who is a better President of the United States? #ObamaDay
— ProgressPolls (@ProgressPolls) August 4, 2017
After 200 days, rarely has any Administration achieved what we have achieved..not even close! Don't believe the Fake News Suppression Polls!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) August 8, 2017
In another tweet, the president claimed his base was bigger and stronger than ever before, despite some “phony Fake News polling.”
The Trump base is far bigger & stronger than ever before (despite some phony Fake News polling). Look at rallies in Penn, Iowa, Ohio…….
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) August 7, 2017
Other polls coming out of mainstream media outlets have shown President Trump hitting new lows in his job-approval ratings as Republicans work to accomplish key agenda items.
This week, Actor George Takei conducted a Twitter poll asking his followers who they believe does the most harm to the American people — President Trump or the media.
The outspoken Trump critic tweeted, “Trump says the media is the true enemy of the American people. So let’s take a poll. Who do you think does MORE HARM to the American people?”
After nearly 70,000 votes, the poll was almost tied, with 49 percent choosing the media and 51 percent choosing President Trump. Probably expecting Twitter users to choose Trump, Takei was apparently so disappointed with the results that he deleted the poll.
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