Phillip Bump writes for the Washington Post:
The president who now fancies himself an expert on polling began the day by sharing a poll number that is by now pretty obviously made up. Trump keeps talking about how his approval rating among Republicans is 96 percent, without ever citing a poll that includes that figure.
He used to repeatedly claim his approval was 95 percent. Before that he repeatedly claimed that it was 94 percent. It’s like his sense of his own net worth, which he once said depended to some extent on how he felt on a given day.
Today Trump feels like 24 out of every 25 Republicans approve of the job he’s doing, so that’s what he’s going to tweet.
96% Approval Rating in the Republican Party. Thank you!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) June 8, 2020
there’s your tell, homeslice. whenever you’re at your neediest and most fragile, you trot out your favorite imaginary poll number. imagine being this proud of being this impotent
— Jeff Tiedrich (@itsJeffTiedrich) June 8, 2020
— The Lincoln Project (@ProjectLincoln) June 8, 2020
Kim Jong Un has 99.9% approval and he says you’re getting lazy.
— Eugene Gu, MD (@eugenegu) June 8, 2020