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President Trump in the Oval Office. (Evan Vucci/AP). For the third time in two weeks, President Trump on Sunday touted poll numbers that showed half the country approving of the job he’s doing as president. “Just hit 50% in the Rasmussen Poll, much higher than President Obama at same point,” Trump wrote , with his characteristically idiosyncratic capitalization. “With all of the phony stories and Fake News, it’s hard to believe! Thank you America, we are doing Great Things.”. That tweet provides a great opportunity to review some of the ways in which Trump uses poll numbers to present a rosier case for his presidency than is warranted. So let’s do so. 1. Rasmussen Reports polls are consiste... Full story

16 April