Has Donald Trump played more golf in his first three months as president than his predecessor, Barack Obama? Yes.
Trump’s been to his facilities some 19 times since taking the oath of office on Jan. 20, and, presumably, he has played golf almost every time — despite the obfuscation from Trump Administration officials about what the Commander-in-Chief is actually doing for four-and-a-half hours at his clubs (HINT: playing golf).
President Obama didn’t play his first round of golf until 100 days into the job, eventually teeing it up an estimated 333 times in his eight years in the office, according to the unofficial count of CBS News White House correspondent Peter Knoller.
However, that hasn’t stopped Trump voters from believing their man is behind Obama’s pace.
A Public Policy Polling survey of 648 people on April 17 and 18 (with a margin of error is plus or minus 3.9 percentage points) asked respondents, among other things, who they believed played more golf in their first three months as President. A total of 54 percent of respondents who identified as Trump voters in November said Obama had played more golf than Trump in their respective first three months in office. Only 20 percent of these Trump voters believed Trump had played more golf, while 27 percent weren’t sure one way or the other.
Democratic voters — likely keen on the topic since the criticism against Obama for his golf habit was so fierce — said at a 72 percent clip that Trump had played more golf.
In total, 48 percent of respondents said Trump played more golf, while 28 percent said Obama did. The rest were unsure.