[Ed. – Given that the standard polling method oversamples blue counties, and data-norming methods overcount Democrats, the figure may actually be higher. No way to know for sure. At any rate, it continues to be noteworthy that there is no negative-trending effect on Trump from the unhinged media campaign.]
The media meltdown over President Trump’s presser with Russian President Vladimir Putin did little to chip away at his approval ratings. After days of accusing the president of treason by the liberal media, which is abjectly insane and inaccurate, all it did was allow Trump to reach the highest approval rating of his presidency (via WSJ):
President Donald Trump’s approval rating edged higher during a week in which he faced withering criticism following a summit with Russian President Vladimir Putin, signaling that he is positioned to weather the latest controversy sparked by his unusual brand of politics.
Mr. Trump’s job approval rating rose to 45% in a new Wall Street Journal/NBC News poll, the highest mark of his presidency and up 1 percentage point from June. …
The talk about treason, how the Russian interference was like the 9/11 terror attacks, or better yet—how this is a modern day Pearl Harbor are way off the mark. The American people know this, which is why they tune out.