Ex-Clinton Pollster on Trump’s Approval: I Think He’s at 48 Percent
PENN: "Well, look, I think educated consumers of polls have to be pretty careful in reading polls. During the election season, they are likely voters. They now switch to U.S. adults."
DOOCY: "What’s the difference?"
PENN: "Adults are anybody living in the United States. Citizen, registered to vote or not."
DOOCY: "A lot of people who don’t vote then."
PENN: "Very different. But if you go back and say, 'Do these polls represent the American electorate?' I say, 'Do some simple math.' They all show about 95 percent of Trump support holding. He got 46 percent. That means that’s 43 percent right there. About 10 percent of the remaining. That’s 5 or 6 percent. That puts his approval rating really about 48 percent when you talk about the American electorate as turned out last fall."