Conservative talk radio host Rush Limbaugh took a few moments on his show Thursday to indulge in one of his favorite pastimes: analyzing the latest developments undermining the goals of the Democratic Party. The two biggest factors currently creating a quiet “panic” among Democrats, Rush suggested, is the fallout from Beto O’Rourke’s gun control antics at the third Democratic Debate last week and some media-shocking poll numbers.
“Like I was telling you, good friend of mine was speculating for the Democrat debate, ‘If this thing goes as they all have,’ and it did,” said Limbaugh (transcript via RushLimbaugh.com). The host then got a bit more specific, focusing his attention on O’Rourke’s declaration during the debate that “Hell yes, we are going to take your AR-15, your AK-47.”
“I mean, thank you, Beto, for breaking the covenant — and he’s continuing to break it,” said Limbaugh, referencing the Democrats’ “covenant” not to come right out and admit that they want to confiscate Americans’ guns. “Beto’s now ripping into Democrats for being too soft on this. Beto’s out there saying, ‘Damn right, we’re gonna take your AK! Damn right, we’re gonna take your AR. Hell, yes, you’re not gonna get to keep those. We’re coming to your door, we’re coming to your house, and we’re gonna take them out of your cold, dead hands.”
Beto’s open call for gun confiscation, said Limbaugh, has Democrats in “full panic mode.”
“I was talking to my buddy and he said, ‘He’s gonna go up. Trump’s gonna get three, four points out of this. Maybe two, three,'” said Limbaugh.
And his friend was right, Limbaugh said, citing a new Gallup report. “‘President Trump’s job approval rating rose four percentage points in a Gallup poll released today,'” Rush read. “‘It also found a partisan divide between the Republicans and Democrats at a record high. … The president’s approval rating now is at 43%, compared to 39% in August.'”
Limbaugh also pointed to Rasmussen’s daily tracking poll showing Trump “at 50% and trending up.”
“But do you want to know something else?” he added. “I have here a story from Newsweek, and the headline is: ‘Donald Trump’s Approval Rating Surpasses Obama’s,’ and not just to the Rasmussen poll. ‘President Trump’s job approval rating this week, averaged across major polls, surpassed that of’ Barack Hussein O, otherwise known as The One, ‘at the same time at this point in his first term.'”
As The Daily Wire reported Monday, “At the same time in his presidency (September 16, 2011), Obama was at 46% approval and 53% disapproval, about 4 points worse than Trump.”
“Unless you tell them that, nobody would ever think (based on the way news coverage is) that Obama had a lower approval rating three years in, 2-1/2 years in, than Trump does. But it’s the truth,” said Limbaugh.
Rush then read from the Newsweek report showing other polls finding the same trend as Rasmussen: “‘Trump’s approval rating on Wednesday was 44.3%. Obama’s approval rating at the same point in his [regime], nearly three years in, was 43.9% on September 18, 2011.'”
Based on the media coverage, said Limbaugh, most people wouldn’t believe that Trump is actually “more popular than Obama was,” but some of the polls are showing that to be the case.
“Now, you Republicans and Trump supporters might instinctively know it, but the people that pay attention to Drive-By Media?” he added. “There’s no way. They think Trump is hated and despised by the whole country. Trump’s approval number, they think, really is no greater than 20%. You tell them that Trump is more popular to Obama was, and they are not going to believe you — and it’s Gallup, folks. It’s not Rasmussen.”