On Sunday, President Trump sent out the following tweet:
The president doesn’t name the poll or polls referenced in the tweet, nor does he elaborate in subsequent tweets.
According to a New York Times chart compiled using data from Gallup, President Trump’s approval among Republicans is indeed quite high, sitting at roughly 90%. However, at this point in his presidency, he still falls well below George W. Bush, who saw an incredible increase in support following the 9/11 terror attacks.
Additionally, several Republican presidents scored higher approval ratings at various points in their presidencies, including George H.W. Bush.
Moreover, as many other media outlets are reporting, reliable presidential approval polling doesn’t appear to stretch any further back than Harry Truman, who became president in April of 1945 following the death of Franklin Delano Roosevelt. Election polling by Gallup appears to go back to 1936.
Speaking with The Sun in July, Trump made a similar popularity-related claim, saying: "You know, a poll just came out that I am the most popular person in the history of the Republican Party. Beating Lincoln. I beat our Honest Abe."