Trump's Approval Rating Ties All-Time High Despite Liberal Pushback on Immigration


There is no denying that the liberal media have declared all-out war against the presidency of Donald Trump since before he even took office.

That “war” is evidenced by an almost weekly — sometimes near-daily — episodic freakout by purportedly unbiased “journalists” who set their hair on fire, crank the volume up to 11 and cry out in progressive leftist anguish over the latest executive action, policy implementation or even random tweet from Trump.

The latest absolute, end-of-the-world outrage that has supposedly neutral reporters comparing Trump and his supporters to Hitler and the Nazis — again — is the “zero tolerance” policy at the border with regard to illegal immigration, which has the unfortunate side effect of children being temporarily separated from their illegal immigrant parents while the parents are prosecuted for illegal entry or have their asylum claims adjudicated.

But if those liberal reporters thought their constant haranguing of Trump and skewed reports of the situation — which conveniently overlook similar situations under former President Barack Obama’s administration — would have a negative effect on Trump’s approval rating, they thought wrong, according to The Daily Caller.

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Despite the constant drumbeat of negativity from the media — or perhaps because of it, ironically — the president’s approval rating has climbed to the highest height it has ever been, tied with the day he first took office, in the latest weekly tracking poll from Gallup.

That poll from Gallup showed that Trump’s approval rating as of June 17 was 45 percent, with a disapproval rating of 50 percent. For some perspective, consider that roughly three weeks prior, May 27, Trump’s approval sat at 40 percent while his disapproval rating was at 55 percent.

Interestingly, the above tweet from Bloomberg reporter Sahil Kapur also included the revelation from Gallup that 38 percent of Americans are satisfied with the current path the United States is on under Trump, the highest rating for that particular question in 12 years.

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Of course, some liberals will scoff dismissively at Trump’s sub-50 percent approval, but in doing so they again display their historical and partisan ignorance of the striking similarities between Trump and his predecessors in spite of the vastly different media coverage they have received.

Business Insider senior political reporter Allan Smith noted on Twitter that Trump’s 45 percent approval on Day 513 of his presidency was essentially tied with Obama’s approval on a similar date, and was actually one point higher than former President Bill Clinton’s approval rating at the same time.

To be sure, there are many factors at play when it comes to American voters approving or disapproving of the current president, such as the economy, jobs, foreign policy and wars.

That said, one would assume Trump’s numbers would be much lower when considering the constant negative coverage Trump receives in spite of ample good news with regard to the above issues — here’s looking at you, potential peace and denuclearization on the Korean peninsula.

In actuality, Trump’s approval numbers would be even higher than they are were he to receive even neutral media coverage, let alone positive coverage of his accomplishments instead of incessant attacks.

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The truth is, partisan hack “journalists” can’t stand the fact that Trump is “winning” on many of the issues he campaigned on, and the American people are increasingly taking note of that reality, no matter how negatively his actions are portrayed.

As dismal as it can sometimes seem on a day-to-day basis, we can only encourage the liberal media to keep up with their negative drumbeat against Trump as it appears to be backfiring mightily on them and their Democrat allies in favor of Trump’s growing popularity.

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Ben Marquis is a writer who identifies as a constitutional conservative/libertarian. He has written about current events and politics for The Western Journal since 2014. His focus is on protecting the First and Second Amendments.
Ben Marquis has written on current events and politics for The Western Journal since 2014. He reads voraciously and writes about the news of the day from a conservative-libertarian perspective. He is an advocate for a more constitutional government and a staunch defender of the Second Amendment, which protects the rest of our natural rights. He lives in Little Rock, Arkansas, with the love of his life as well as four dogs and four cats.
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