On April 10, 2019, by Lou Dobbs Tonight aired by the Fox Business Network (FBN), host Lou Dobbs announced some approval numbers regarding the recent poll conducted by President Donald Trump. President Trump himself has these numbers the next morning under the heading "Great news!" And tweeted the #MAGA hashtag:
– Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) April 11, 2019
However, the Dobbs graph misrepresented the overall approval of President Trump , This was determined by a "Battleground Poll" by the Georgetown Institute of Politics and Public Service. This national bipartite poll showed that 58 percent of voters endorsed Trump's dealings with the US economy, but the 55 percent "OVERALL" figure implies that it "would skyrocket" approval "in the FBN Graph in fact reflected the unfavorable rating of the president among the voters. The actual total approval number from the quoted poll was only 43 percent:
I'm the director of @GOLolitics and this graph is wrong.
The battlefield survey shows an agreement of 58% to the economy
But it shows only 43% general approval and 52% disapproval.
The figure of 55% is the unfavorable rating of the president. (Only 40% low priced.) Https://t.co/a00b6ljiJl https://t.co/nntXuHaUKj
– Mo Elleithee (@MoElleithee) April 11, 2019
Eventually the Fox Business became Network released a correction for the mistaken graphics that said on air:
"It was a pretty good day for President Trump, even though he sent out a tweet from the Lou Dobbs show on Fox Business yesterday morning. This tweet contained a not very accurate poll that Fox Business would like to correct. According to a Georgetown University poll, 58 percent of respondents agreed that the president is managing the economy. This part of the graphic was right. However, the graph also shows that 55 percent of respondents approve of the president, this number is not correct. The number of 55 percent were those who have a bad impression of President Trump. "