Sen. John Coryn (R-TX) on Tuesday tried to boost morale among the Republican base by touting a poll showing that just 43 percent of American voters approved of President Donald Trump, while 54 percent disapproved.
“Trump’s Rating on Economy Still Top Strength, Hits New High,” wrote Coryn, who then posted a link to Gallup’s latest poll showing approval of Trump stuck in the low 40s.
Trump's Rating on Economy Still Top Strength, Hits New High https://t.co/66v1RyJvQC
— Senator John Cornyn (@JohnCornyn) March 5, 2019ADVERTISEMENT
While it’s true that 56 percent of voters in the Gallup survey said they approved of Trump’s handling of the economy, just 42 percent approved of his handling of his signature issue of immigration, while only 37 percent approved of his handling of corruption in government.
Given that Trump’s approval ratings are still historically low at this point in his presidency compared to past presidents, Coryn’s tweet was showered with ridicule by many followers. Check out some of the responses below.
43% is a new high. LOL.
— President “I Believe Putin” (@realworldrj) March 5, 2019
Talk about lowering the bar, geez.
— Armistead Owen (@ArmisteadOwen) March 5, 2019ADVERTISEMENT
Trump has a 43% approval rating. Horrendous in this good of an economy.
— DrSquishy (@DrSquishy) March 5, 2019
Did you just tweet a poll of Trump at 43-54 overall?
— Jimminy Crickets! (@DCclone) March 5, 2019
Three points is within the margin of error. 😂😂😂 His approval likely did not go up. Even if it did….are you bragging about 43%? 😂😂😂 That doesn’t win elections, buddy. Thankfully.
— Jill (@JillayneMC) March 5, 2019ADVERTISEMENT
A big majority of the country really hates him. Great news.
— janey v. ❄ (@nycjaneyvee) March 5, 2019