President Trump’s advisers only show him polls that will make him feel good, Politico reported Saturday.
Trump’s aides will typically only show the president polls that focus on his base or public polls with good numbers for Trump, such as those from the polling firm Rasmussen, the report said.
“The polls are about the base,” one adviser told Politico. “He cares about the base.”
Rasmussen is a conservative-leaning firm whose polls often show Trump’s numbers higher than most others. Trump has been known to share Rasmussen poll numbers on Twitter.
He most recently shared the 46 percent approval rating he got in a Rasmussen poll on Tuesday, despite the poll also showing he had a 53 percent disapproval rating.
“One of the most accurate polls last time around. But #FakeNews likes to say we’re in the 30’s. They are wrong. Some people think numbers could be in the 50's. Together, WE will MAKE AMERICA GREAT AGAIN!” Trump tweeted about the poll.
One of the most accurate polls last time around. But #FakeNews likes to say we’re in the 30’s. They are wrong. Some people think numbers could be in the 50's. Together, WE will MAKE AMERICA GREAT AGAIN! pic.twitter.com/YhrwkdObhP— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) November 14, 2017
Trump has been performing at record lows in most major polls. His job approval rating hit a new low at 41 percent in November and has been declining for three consecutive months, according to the latest Harvard CAPS-Harris Poll.