President Donald Trump delivers his State of the Union address on Feb. 5, 2019 (WhiteHouse.gov video screenshot)

President Donald Trump delivers his State of the Union address on Feb. 5, 2019 (WhiteHouse.gov video screenshot)

Talk radio host Rush Limbaugh explained on Friday he had to step up for one of the legacy media outlets, USA Today, and let people know the USA Today poll had President Trump at a highest-ever 49 percent approval rating.

Because USA Today didn’t report it.

It was the Daily Caller that pointed out the USA-Suffolk poll, taken June 11-15, had the president that that high mark, with only 48 percent disapproving.

It appeared on the new RealClearPolitics report on various polls.

The report said, “The rating is a marked increase from the president’s lowest points in that particular poll. August 2018 saw Trump’s approval at 40 percent, and his score of 38 percent in February 2018 was the lowest rating of his presidency.”

The Daily Caller reported that the 38 percent level from last February was a big deal to USA Today, which said, “As President Trump sends mixed signals about what he’ll support when it comes to gun legislation, his approval rating has fallen to its lowest level in the USA TODAY survey since he was inaugurated last year. Just 38% now approve of the job he’s doing as president; 60 percent disapprove.”

The USA Today article about the latest poll “did not specifically mention the president’s approval rating, but rather focused on issues Democratic presidential candidates should discuss in the debates,” the report said.

Limbaugh pointed out that unless he lets Americans know about such results, they might not find out.

“In August 2018, Trump was at 40 percent. He was at 38 percent in February of 2018, just a few months ago. Now he’s gone essentially gone from 38 to 49 percent, and they are ignoring it. They are not reporting it,” he said.

“But,” he said, “Now you know.”

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