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President Trump Touts Latest Presidential Approval Polling In Friday Night Tweet

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President Donald Trump tweeted on Friday night, touting the latest Rasmussen polling that showed his daily approval rating for August 31 at 48 percent “despite the constant and intense Fake News.”

“@Rasmussen_Poll just came out at 48% approval rate despite the constant and intense Fake News,” Trump tweeted. “Higher than Election Day and higher than President Obama. Rasmussen was one of the most accurate Election Day polls!”

President Trump was referring to Rasmussen’s daily tracking poll for August 31, which showed him at 48 percent approval.

Trump also slammed the recently released ABC/Washington Post poll that showed his approval at 36 percent as “by far the least accurate one 2 weeks out from the 2016 election.”

“The ABC/Washington Post Poll was by far the least accurate one 2 weeks out from the 2016 Election,” he tweeted. “I call it a suppression poll – but by Election Day they brought us, out of shame, to about even. They will never learn!”

His overall August rating stood at 47 percent, up one point from the previous month.

“The president earned a monthly job approval of 47% in August, up one point from July and just two points shy of 49% in April, his high for the year to date,” Rasmussen reported. “Fifty-one percent (51%) disapproved of his job performance last month, down one point from the month before.”

President Trump’s “higher than President Obama” comment wasn’t completely accurate, however. Former President Obama also stood at 48 percent in the same poll at this point in his presidency, on August 31, 2010.

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