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 (@Senator John Cornyn) 1551785084.0
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.
@JohnCornyn 43% is a new high. LOL.— Notorious (@Notorious) 1551785333.0
@JohnCornyn Talk about lowering the bar, geez.— Armistead Owen (@Armistead Owen) 1551785758.0
@JohnCornyn Trump has a 43% approval rating. Horrendous in this good of an economy.— DrSquishy (@DrSquishy) 1551786489.0
@JohnCornyn Three points is within the margin of error. 😂😂😂 His approval likely did not go up. Even if it did....ar… https://t.co/FgakTUtMs1— Jill (@Jill) 1551785457.0
@JohnCornyn A big majority of the country really hates him. Great news.— janey v. 🇺🇸 (@janey v. 🇺🇸) 1551785610.0