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Another ‘narrative’ falling apart: Trump surges 19 points in poll with…Latinos

PBS thought it had a good one: a poll showing the public opposed to the government shutdown and disapproving of President Trump.  It was a poll like all of PBS’s other polls, negative to Trump, and a clear attempt to influence the “narrative” repeated by most of the Beltway press and its talking heads.  Dreary, dreary, it might have run and gone without mention.

…except that Mediaite went deep into the weeds of reading the actual poll line by line and found something eye-popping:

Shock Poll: Trump Gains 19 Points with Latino Voters During Border Wall Shutdown

That’s the headline; here’s the fill:

In the latest NPR/PBS NewsHour/Marist poll released Thursday, President Donald Trump may have suffered some among Republicans overall, but he saw a huge point gain in a different demographic breakdown, and an unexpected one by conventional wisdom.

In early December, the poll had Trump’s approval rating among Latino adults at 31%.

The results from the poll released Thursday show the president’s job approval among Latino adults at 50%.

Read the full story from American Thinker

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