Real Clear Politics just averaged Trump’s approval ratings from various poll sources, including one by ABC News and the Washington Post. The results? Trump isn’t doing so well.
Despite the numbers, R.J. Harris, a radio host and Trump supporter, defended the President when he spoke to Fox News’ Leland Vittert.
Check out the full interview below.
In the interview, Vittert referred to the poll, citing their statistic that a mere 3% of African Americans approve of the way Donald Trump is handling his job.
He asked Harris:
Where’s the disconnect?
The disconnect is still in the mainstream media. The mainstream media is blamed for everything, I’m not trying to take the easy path here, but they spend so much time beating him up.
Vittert continued to press Harris, asking him if they weren’t giving voters enough credit:
People are smart. If their pocketbooks are full and they’re feeling good and they’re out buying stuff and they feel like they’re going to get a promotion and a raise at work, do they really care what the “mainstream media” tell them?
I think America is pretty darn happy right now.
He argued that African Americans are doing “much better” economically:
There’s more opportunity for everybody, particularly people of color.
Those are interesting comments considering the poll found that the non-white approval rating was at a whopping 19%.
Twitter was quick to remind people like Harris that numbers don’t lie.
“To put it into perspective: In January 1974, well into the Watergate scandal, President Richard Nixon’s poll numbers on impeachment were better than Trump’s are now.”https://t.co/Tqaj11chj1
— David Schexnayder (@TheRealDaveDio) September 3, 2018
Sorry Trumpsters, this is not fake news. Numerous people I know who voted for DT now want him out. Only thing keeping him this “high” is the economy.
— Vote in the 2018 Midterms! (@WTNY) September 3, 2018
60% of those surveyed disapprove of Trump’s job performance (53 % did so strongly).
Trump also hit a new low with an approval rating of 36 %.
Also 63% voiced support for the continuation of Mueller’s Russia investigation
So naturally Trump called the poll “fake”.
— Larry Nuosce (@LNuosce) September 3, 2018
The only exception to that fact is the infamous Rasmussen poll that loves to favor conservatives.
But even they showed a mere 47% approval rating.
My favourite Trump thing: gets angry about low poll numbers so finds a biased poll that STILL shows less than half the country thinks he’s doing well
— Justin Tisdale (@jmtisdale) September 1, 2018
i saw on fox it was 752% approval.
— Carl Rodd ⛄ (@snoqualmieCarl) September 3, 2018
Call it a night, orange man.
— Jeffrey Guterman, Ph.D. (@JeffreyGuterman) September 1, 2018
You will forever be in Obama’s shadow, never able to measure up. You will NEVER even come close to the success, admiration, adulation or greatness of The Man, Barack Obama. We were all reminded on Saturday what it’s like to be led by greatness when he spoke to us all once again.
— B Backerman (@BBackerman1) September 3, 2018
— Jerry Stephens (@jstephens0) September 3, 2018
Oh gawd, stop it… please
You’re killing me
— Vince pesce (@d1Vinman) September 3, 2018
According to their website, I can be included in Rasmussen midterm election polls if I make a contribution. Things that make you go hmmmmm…
— Kathy O’Malley (@gmokathyo) September 3, 2018
In the real world, that’s a failing grade.
— Michele Shenette (@MShenette) September 3, 2018
What, exactly, is your definition of “happy”, R.J.?