Fox News Touts Poll Showing Trump with 111% Approval Rating

Fox News this morning highlighted a White House poll showing President Donald Trump with an approval rating of 111 percent, almost triple what an aggregate of recent national polls are showing.

“The latest poll out of the White House makes clear that President Trump is not only popular throughout the country, he’s the most popular president ever, despite Democrats’ effort to thwart his agenda and paint him as a divider rather than a uniter,” Fox News host Sean Hannity said.

Popularity ‘through the roof”

The poll, which the White House released this morning, shows the president’s approval rating increasing from 106 percent last quarter to 111 percent, a five percentage point jump that the White House says is due to the president’s effort to eliminate wasteful and unlawful health care subsidies for low-income households and to stop people who’ve been victims of bank fraud from filing frivolous lawsuits against financial institutions.

“What this poll shows is that most of America remains with the president despite Democrats’ efforts to trip him up for partisan gain,” Hannity said.

According to the White House, the poll is “many degrees” more accurate than other polls, because it “leverages the full resources of the federal government to make sure the views of real Americans are counted and also represented.”

Analysts say the poll is in stark contrast to other polls, which on average show the president with an approval rating of 37 percent, an historic low for a president at this point in his term of office.

“The accuracy of the White House poll needs to be looked at closely,” says Nate Silver, publisher of the popular statistical-analysis website Fivethirtyeight. “What is the sample size? What variables is it leaving in and which ones is it taking out? Until we know these things, it’s hard to gauge how accurate the poll is.”

Silver added that 111 percent seems “high.”

In other news, a forecast by the White House says that that it expects U.S. economic growth to top 17 percent over the next quarter, which would be a record. “We believe America’s economic performance will be the best it’s ever been over the next three months based on accurate federal government calculations and also by verified data analyses by several federal agencies.”

Economic growth for the last quarter was 3 percent. Growth of 17 percent has never been recorded before. The White House attributed the growth to the president’s effort to eliminate wasteful and unlawful health care subsidies for low-income households and to stop people who’ve been victims of bank fraud from filing frivolous lawsuits against financial institutions. “We need to unshackle our job creators and our policies are doing that,” the White House said.

In an update, Trump’s approval rating has just increased to 112 percent and might hit 113 percent in the next hour, the White House says.

Also, a grand jury has filed its first charge under the investigation into Trump campaign collusion with the Russians by special prosecutor Robert Mueller. The charge, which could be made public as early as Monday, is expected to be the first of several that could lead to criminal prosecution of several people in Trump’s inner circle and could even include the president himself.

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