The Washington Post reports:
President Trump on Thursday shared an inaccurate graphic on Twitter that significantly overstated his overall job approval rating in a new poll and falsely suggested it was “soaring.” Later Thursday morning, Washington correspondent Blake Burman offered an on-air correction on behalf of Fox Business.
“It’s been a quiet start to the day for President Trump, though he did send out a tweet this morning from the Lou Dobbs show last night on Fox Business,” Burman said. “That tweet featured a poll that was not entirely accurate, which Fox Business would like to correct.”
Burman went on the relay the correct numbers. An on-air correction was also offered on Fox News Channel. As of late Thursday morning, Trump’s tweet about the poll remained in his feed.
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) April 11, 2019
I’m the Director of @GUPolitics & this graphic is incorrect.
The Battleground Poll shows 58% approval on the economy.
But it shows only 43% overall approval, & 52% disapproval.
— Mo Elleithee (@MoElleithee) April 11, 2019