Accuracy in Media

A new Washington Post-ABC News poll finds that while Donald Trump is the least popular president in modern times, he would still beat Hillary Clinton if the election were held today.

The poll found that Trump’s approval ratings were at 42 percent and his disapproval ratings were at 53 percent. This compares To Obama’s 69-26 favorable/unfavorable ratings in 2009, and Bill Clinton’s 39 percent disapproval ratings in 1993.

As for the bottom line news that Trump would still beat Clinton if the election were held today despite a barrage of attacks by liberals, Democrats and the media, the Post article on the poll “saved” the information for the last few paragraphs, while leading with mostly negative news about the president:

“Despite the public’s skepticism of Trump’s first 100 days, the survey finds little evidence voters would render a different verdict from last November, when Trump won key states needed to secure victory in the electoral college despite Clinton winning more votes nationwide.

The new survey finds 46 percent saying they voted for Clinton and 43 percent for Trump, similar to her two-point national vote margin. Asked how they would vote if the election were held today, 43 say they would support Trump and 40 percent say Clinton.”

And that’s what they call burying the lede.





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