Dobbs, Trump Lie About Approval Rating

Dobbs, Trump Lie About Approval Rating April 12, 2019

On his Fox Business show this week, Lou Dobbs put up a graphic showing the results of a new poll from Georgetown that allegedly showed that Trump had a 55% approval rating. The problem? This was actually his disapproval rating. The actual approval was 40%. Trump quickly retweeted it:

No, not great news. Fake news. The director of the group at Georgetown who did the poll jumped in to correct it:

Fox Business put out a statement admitting it was incorrect, but of course Trump left the tweet up. And you can bet he’ll be citing that figure many times going forward.

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