A Public Policy Polling poll released on Thursday asked people whether respondents had a higher opinion of United or President Donald Trump — 42 percent said United, compared with just 40 percent who went with the president.
If it helps anyone personally affronted by this poll, 18 percent of respondents said they couldn’t decide. And, hey, the poll’s sample of 648 registered voters has a 3.9 percent margin of error, so maybe Trump is actually more popular than United. Who knows!
United’s reputation ran into a blender earlier this month after footage surfaced of a man being dragged off an overbooked flight and allegedly suffering a concussion. The airline then issued a statement derided as callous before its stock prices sunk into the abyss, at which point the CEO said the company was reviewing policies that led to the brutal removal and delivered an actual apology.
Still, that company is more popular than the president of the red, white, and blue, a man who has been historically unpopular even as he won last year’s election, a man who encouraged sexual assault on video, a man who derided Mexican immigrants as “rapists,” and a man whose promises to revamp healthcare have so far yielded little more than embarrassing press conferences.
Before Democrats get too excited, we’ll next have to see how well United is polling in Ohio.