How effective has the mainstream media’s negative coverage of President Donald Trump been? Well, if a recent Morning Consult survey of more than 5,000 registered voters is to be believed, then the answer is “very effective.” According to Morning Consult, which has been taking state-by-state monthly polls of Trump’s net approval rating since he took office in January 2017, the president has seen an overall decline in the number of states that rate him favorably.
In January 2017, Trump enjoyed a positive net favorability rating in all but six states. Fast forward to June 2019 and the number of states where Trump holds an overall positive rating has shrunk to 21. This seemingly represents a dramatic shift in the wrong direction for Trump’s 2020 reelection hopes. And honestly, it seems somewhat mind-boggling considering just how successful Trump has been in implementing the agenda he campaigned to achieve.
Taken from a purely outcome-based perspective, Trump’s time in office has been amazingly successful — even more so given all the political resistance he has faced.