The media isn’t America. And most people don’t care about its echo chambers and bubbles.
If the media really defined public opinion, President Trump would have the lowest approval level of his presidency. Instead he’s at his highest level.
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 survey found Democrats leading by 6 percentage points on the question of which party should control the next Congress, down from a 10-point advantage in June and 7 points in April. Some 49% of voters in the new survey said Democrats should lead the next Congress, while 43% favored the GOP.
The media is jumping on various polling areas, but the larger message is that they don’t matter very much. In a more partisan environment, it may also be more important to secure the support of your party. And that President Trump has clearly done.
Underpinning Mr. Trump’s job approval was support from 88% of Republican voters. Of the four previous White House occupants, only George W. Bush, in the aftermath of the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks, had a higher approval rating within his own party at the same point in his presidency.
The more furious the attacks get, the higher his support rises within the party. Meanwhile Democrat outrage is increasingly turning off swing voters.
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