New polls suggest that Donald J. Trump has the lowest approval and favorability ratings of any incoming president in the polling era — by a lot. Unsurprisingly, he is not buying it.
He tweeted that the polls are “rigged” just like the “phony” pre-election polls that showed Hillary Clinton on track for victory.
Mr. Trump’s point is not persuasive. The pre-election polls weren’t off by much over all: Mrs. Clinton won the popular vote by about two percentage points, not far from her edge of three to four points in the final national polls.
But there might be some merit to his sentiment about the polls, even if his specific argument isn’t credible. CONT.
Nate Cohn, New York Times
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