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Fact check: Donald Trump Jr's claims about presidential approval ratings Fact check: Donald Trump Jr's claims about presidential approval ratings
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Donald Trump Jr. shared a screen shot from CNN comparing approval ratings for Presidents Trump and Obama, help us fact check them Donald Trump Jr. shared a screen shot from CNN comparing approval ratings for Presidents Trump and Obama, help us fact check them
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On his Instagram account Donald Trump Jr.<a href="https://www.instagram.com/p/BmPDWhenpis/?hl=en&amp;taken-by=donaldjtrumpjr"> shared a screen shot</a>  from CNN comparing President Donald Trump's approval rating with that of his predecessor, Barack Obama. On August 3, he also <a href="https://twitter.com/PrisonPlanet/status/1025327090302967809">retweeted a tweet</a> claiming Trump's approval rating was at 50 percent. The post on Instagram has been deleted, but a screen grab is shown below.  Donald Trump Jr.<a href="https://www.instagram.com/p/BmPDWhenpis/?hl=en&amp;taken-by=donaldjtrumpjr"> shared an apparent screen shot</a> from CNN on his Instagram account comparing President Donald Trump's approval rating with that of his predecessor, Barack Obama. On August 3, he also <a href="https://twitter.com/PrisonPlanet/status/1025327090302967809">retweeted a tweet</a> claiming Trump's approval rating was at 50 percent. The Instagram post has since been deleted, but a screen grab is shown below.
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https://www.instagram.com/p/BmPDWhenpis/?utm_source=ig_web_copy_link  
https://twitter.com/PrisonPlanet/status/1025327090302967809  
<strong>Claim</strong>  <strong>Claim:</strong>
Did CNN really show Trump's approval rating at 50 percent? Did CNN really show Trump's approval rating at 50 percent?
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<strong>Fact check: False. </strong>  
The screenshot shows CNN took its figures from pollsters Gallup, but<a href="https://news.gallup.com/poll/203207/trump-job-approval-weekly.aspx"> statistics published</a> by that group show Trump's approval rating consistently below 50 percent, and closer to 40 percent on the day in question.  <strong>Fact check: False. </strong>The screenshot shows CNN took its figures from pollsters Gallup, but <a href="https://news.gallup.com/poll/203207/trump-job-approval-weekly.aspx">statistics published</a> by that group show Trump's approval rating consistently below 50 percent, and closer to 40 percent on the day in question.
CNN's website is <a href="https://edition.cnn.com/videos/tv/2018/08/06/ip-wall-trump-v-obama.cnn/video/playlists/inside-politics-highlights/">carrying the original video</a> from which the screenshot was taken. The video shows Trump's approval rating at 40 percent, suggesting the image Trump Jr shared was edited to display inaccurate figures.  CNN's website is <a href="https://edition.cnn.com/videos/tv/2018/08/06/ip-wall-trump-v-obama.cnn/video/playlists/inside-politics-highlights/">carrying the original video</a> from which the screenshot was taken. The video shows Trump's approval rating at 40 percent, suggesting the image that Trump Jr shared was edited to display inaccurate figures.
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  This was first noted on Twitter by Alex Kaplan, a researcher for Media Matters for America:
  https://twitter.com/AlKapDC/status/1027573109979840512
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