Chris Cuomo is a complete doofus. For what it’s worth, that’s my official position on the matter.
On Monday, Coumo, host of “Cuomo Prime Time,” had Christopher Ruddy, the CEO of Newsmax Media, on his show to discuss President Donald Trump and his visit to England.
Mid-interview, Ruddy referred to poll numbers as proof that the American people like the manner in which Trump speaks.
“The American people knew going into this that he likes to just speak his mind,” Ruddy said. “I think they accept that. I think the polling data shows they accept it.”
Cuomo didn’t like that one bit. He questioned Ruddy’s use of polls and claimed falsely that Trump has never had an approval rating over 50 percent.
“What poll have you seen that makes you believe that this president is somewhere beyond where he’s always been, low-40s, sometimes mid-40s, never a spike above 50 percent in any respected polls since he’s been president?” asked Cuomo.
Cuomo probably thought he had won the moment, but Ruddy was ready.
The Newsmax head immediately shot off not one not two, but three polls that have had Trump at or above a 50 percent approval rating.
“I can cite you, just go to RealClearPolitics, you go to Newsmax.com, you will find three or four polls that have him at 45 to over 50, the Rasmussen is typically a 50,” Ruddy said.
Then Cuomo did what all liberals do when they lose. He blamed the bias of the messenger.
“Those are Republican-leaning polls though,” whined the whining Cuomo. “You know no respectable organization looks at those.”
I’m not sure how Cuomo measures “respectable” unless he means losing to Fox News every night — night after night after night.
Rasmussen’s Twitter account didn’t let the moment pass. It snapped back with two good points.
First, like any respectable organization, they called Cuomo a “#TVClown.” That seems quite respectable to me. Fact check: true.
— Rasmussen Reports (@Rasmussen_Poll) June 4, 2019
Second, Rasmussen linked to a study by the American Research Group that shows Rasmussen to be most accurate pollster in the 2016 election.
And lastly, just for good measure and even better laughs, Rasmussen tossed in a graphic showing Cuomo’s TV terrible ratings.
I’m sure that third-place organizations might struggle to find accurate information, but I would recommend starting with a source that has a track record of accuracy rather than a track record of losing.
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