Donald Trump Calls ABC/WaPo Poll “Most Inaccurate Poll Around Election Time,” It Wasn’t

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Donald Trump Calls ABC/WaPo Poll “Most Inaccurate Poll Around Election Time,” It Wasn’t

Donald Trump tweeted that the new ABC News/Washington Post poll is the “most inaccurate poll around election time.” Um, it wasn’t.

Trump tweeted: “The ABC/Washington Post Poll, even though almost 40% is not bad at this time, was just about the most inaccurate poll around election time!”

The ABC/WaPo poll finds that his approval rating is 36% with a disapproval rating of 58%, the lowest level of any U.S. president at or near the six-month mark going back 70 years. Former Presidents Barack Obama and George W. Bush were at 59 percent by the end of their first six months in office.

Um, nearly 40% (36% isn’t nearly 40%) in a poll at the six-month mark at a presidency is horrible. There’s no way to spin this, but of course, Donald Trump will try.

Going back to the 2016 election….

The Washington Post/ABC News tracking poll had Hillary Clinton with a four-point advantage over Trump — 47 percent to 43 percent — nationally. She went on to win the popular vote by nearly three million. So, no, the poll wasn’t inaccurate at all. It was inside the margin of error.

As usual, Donald Trump’s tweets aren’t grounded in fact, but with an authoritarian tinge to force his supporters to believe his lies.

On a serious note, Donald Trump’s poll numbers tell us something significant — America is no longer respected by the world because of this presidency. That means our national self-concept and identity are in jeopardy because they are tied to how the world views us. Trump’s actions have left America’s reputation cratering on the world stage.

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