Dishonest Fox News Chart: Obama Approval Rating Edition

Dishonest Fox News Chart: Obama Approval Rating Edition

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A Fox News segment displayed a misleading chart based on a poll that appeared to show 110 percent of Americans disapproved of President Obama's job performance.

On the July 30 edition of Special Report, the following chart was shown during a report by Fox News political correspondent Carl Cameron on Obama's popularity in the "twelve states most likely to decide Senate control":

Fox poll

Without showing the number of likely voters who approve of Obama's job performance, viewers are left with the impression that more than 100 percent of respondents disapprove of the president's job performance. Watch:

The actual poll from Democracy Corps showed the president's job approval holding steady in battleground states at nearly 40 percent and his approval rating nationwide remains over 40 percent:

Democracy Corps poll

This is the latest example of the many times Fox News has aired deceptive charts to push its conservative agenda.

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Carl Cameron, Bret Baier
Special Report with Bret Baier
2014 Elections
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