President TrumpDonald TrumpJan. 6 committee chair says panel will issue a 'good number' of additional subpoenas Overnight Defense & National Security — Presented by AM General — Pentagon officials prepare for grilling Biden nominates head of Africa CDC to lead global AIDS response MORE on Sunday repeated false claims that his poll numbers among Republican are higher than former President Lincoln.
In an early morning tweet, Trump tweeted that he has the “highest Poll Numbers in the history of the Republican Party.”
“Wow, highest Poll Numbers in the history of the Republican Party,” he tweeted. “That includes Honest Abe Lincoln and Ronald Reagan. There must be something wrong, please recheck that poll!”
Wow, highest Poll Numbers in the history of the Republican Party. That includes Honest Abe Lincoln and Ronald Reagan. There must be something wrong, please recheck that poll!— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) July 29, 2018
It is unclear what poll Trump was citing, but the tweet echoed similar comments he made earlier this month.
“You know, a poll just came out that I am the most popular person in the history of the Republican Party,” Trump told British tabloid The Sun in an interview during his trip to the U.K. “Beating Lincoln. I beat our Honest Abe.”
A Gallup poll released earlier in July found that 90 percent of Republicans approved of Trump in June, which would make him one of the most popular modern presidents with his own party at this point in his first term. However, former President George W. Bush had a higher approval rating with his own party shortly after the Sept. 11 attacks.
Gallup's presidential polling only stretches back to the Truman administration, however.
Another Gallup poll released last week found that Trump's average overall approval rating for his sixth quarter — between April and July — reached a personal best of 41.9 percent, slightly higher than his previous record of 41.3 percent during his first quarter.