Naturally, the network was eager to return to its narrative of President Biden Is Incompetent. In an appearance on “Fox & Friends,” network contributor Lara Trump disputed the results of her own network’s poll. “I truly don’t believe that,” she asserted. “I don’t think that is a legitimate number” (via The Independent). Trump — who is married to Donald Trump’s son Eric — went on to claim that Biden’s favorable numbers were the result of the “mainstream media” going easy on him with their questioning at press conferences. “[T]hey don’t push him on anything, they don’t follow up with him in the way we know they would with Donald Trump,” she said. Lara Trump went on to express her theory that the true numbers of the poll would be much different: “I cannot believe that anybody would have his approval rating anywhere over about -5% at this point.”
Though many Trump supporters might agree with her, numbers are still numbers. Host Steve Doocy responded, “Well, Fox News stands by the poll.”
The former president’s daughter-in-law might be mollified by the results of another Fox News poll. In May, the network specifically polled Iowa residents and found that only 43% approve overall of the job the president is doing. Hawkeye Staters were especially critical of Biden’s stance on immigration and criminal justice; however, a vast majority of Iowa Democrats give thumbs-up to our current White House resident.