It’s not pure bias; there’s a logical argument with premises and a conclusion. The premises are supported by hard evidence. You seem like you maybe have more experience with shouting matches than critical thinking. But if we’re starting at the beginning, an argument works by putting out claims and following them to their logical conclusions. If you want to undermine the argument, you either have to show how the claims are false, or show how the reasoning to the conclusions is mistaken. You haven’t tried to do either one of those. Meanwhile I gave a lot of data to show why my claims are true. And the reasoning is transparent and valid.

On February 27, 2012, Obama’s average approval rating was 48.1%, according to RealClearPolitics. On February 27, 2016, it was 46.1%. Those ratings were both in the middle of downswings from periods where his average was above 50%. On February 27, 2020, President Trump’s average approval rating was 45.7%, and that’s on an upswing from a period where it was down in the low 40s. On February 26, 2008, George W. Bush’s average job approval was 33.7%, but on February 26, 2004, it was 49%. You made a false claim there and didn’t give any support for it. Trump’s job approval right now is the second-lowest of the past three presidents at this exact point in the past five election cycles.

FiveThirtyEight reported last month that Trump’s average approval rating on the first day of his re-election year is the second-lowest in the past 60 years, which is as far back as they have numbers. Only Gerald Ford was less popular at this point in the year, at the time when he ran for re-election, and he lost. Your second claim was also false, and also unsupported by evidence.

I welcome responses and feedback from everyone, even insults. It’s important for all of us to be talking together about this stuff. Far too many of us seem to forget that we’re all Americans as soon as the words “Democrat” and “Republican” come into the conversation, and I want to help change that. But my standards are extremely high, and I’m well-trained. If you want to make a factual claim here, you need to look up the facts.

May the best argument win. And let us shake hands when it’s done.

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