On Wednesday, Donald Trump took to Twitter to boast about what he said was “50 percent approval rating.” Trump, as Inquisitr reported, took some backlash for posting the self-aggrandizing Twitter message just a few hours after attending a state funeral for the 41st President of the United States, George H.W. Bush, who died November 30 at the age of 94.
But was Trump’s claim of a “50 percent approval rating” true? The answer is, only in the most limited and misleading sense. Out of numerous approval rating polls — at least 10 major polls have been released the last 10 days — Trump selected the only one, the Rasmussen Reports daily tracking poll, to show his approval as high as 50 percent. In fact, an overall average of all polls shows Trump’s popularity at the lowest of any president since the first approval rating polls were conducted, under President Harry Truman in 1945.