Donald Trump Matches Barack Obama Polling ‘Despite Massive Negative Coverage & Russia Hoax!’

A  Rasmussen poll revealed that President Donald Trump’s approval matches former President Barack Obama in his first year “despite massive negative Trump coverage & Russia hoax!”

A Rasmussen poll released on Thursday revealed that President Trump has a 46 percent approval rating and a 53 percent disapproval rating, while Obama had a 47 percent approval rating and a 52 percent disapproval rating at the end of his first year.

President Trump cheered the poll, pointing out that he has the similar approval rating at the end of his first year in office despite overwhelmingly negative media coverage.

Trump tweeted on Friday, “While the Fake News loves to talk about my so-called low approval rating, @foxandfriends just showed that my rating on Dec. 28, 2017, was approximately the same as President Obama on Dec. 28, 2009, which was 47%…and this despite massive negative Trump coverage & Russia hoax!”:

A Pew Research Center study found that the media were over three times more negative towards President Trump in his first 60 days in office compared to former President Barack Obama in his first year in the White House. The Pew Research Center found that the media’s coverage of Trump in his first few months in office was 62 percent negative, while Obama’s coverage was just 20 percent negative. President Trump received only five percent positive media coverage, compared to Obama who got 42 percent positive media coverage, the most positive media coverage of a president in recent history.

Pew reported:

About six-in-ten stories on Trump’s early days in office had a negative assessment, about three times more than in early coverage for Obama and roughly twice that of Bush and Clinton. Coverage of Trump’s early time in office moved further away from a focus on the policy agenda and more toward character and leadership.

President Trump tweeted on December 24, “The Fake News refuses to talk about how Big and how Strong our BASE is. They show Fake Polls just like they report Fake News. Despite only negative reporting, we are doing well – nobody is going to beat us. MAKE AMERICA GREAT AGAIN!”:

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