Recent Poll Data Suggests Slip for Trump

Headline Roundup June 9th, 2020

Some recent polling data shows a slip in popularity for President Donald Trump compared to his 2020 presidential rival Joe Biden (D-DE). Many reports cited a CNN poll that shows the president's approval rating as being seven points lower than it was in May, and framed the new data in the context of the COVID-19 coronavirus pandemic and the George Floyd protests.

Coverage of the data from right-leaning rated outlets was similar to that of their left- and center-rated counterparts.

From the Left
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OPINION

In the mythology that holds sway over President Trump’s political imagination, the massive crises rocking the country — pandemic, depression, the worst civil unrest in 50 years — are all being alchemized by Trump’s magical reality-bending powers into political gold.

Trump has hoped to use these events to solidify his grip on his base, by vowing to protect Trump country from a disease ravaging urban America, by harnessing the supposed populist rage of Real American workers against Democratic elites locking down economies, and by repurposing “law and order” race-baiting to...

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From the Left
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President Donald Trump lashed out at CNN on Monday after the network released a poll that showed his job approval rating dropped 7 percentage points in one month.

The poll released Monday, conducted from June 2-5, found Trump's approval rating had sunk to 38% – its lowest level since January 2019 – and his disapproval rating had climbed to 57%. A CNN poll conducted from May 7-10 found 45% of Americans approved of the job Trump has done as president, while 51% disapproved.

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From the Right
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OPINION

The purveyors of fake news at CNN are convinced, just as they were four years ago, that they have this presidential election in the bag. Donald Trump is done, and Joe Biden is headed for a landslide, just like Hillary Clinton was.

At this point, they have zero credibility left.

As before, CNN’s confidence is severely misplaced — and we’re going to prove it. The best evidence they can present are polls that suffer from exactly the same flaws as the ones that indicated a landslide victory for Clinton in...

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