We all know President Donald Trump’s approval rating is at an abysmal Mariana Trench level. It’s nothing to be surprised by. However, there are a few surprising factors behind his low approval ratings when broken down by state.
A recent Gallup survey revealed several key battleground states Trump won on election day now disapprove of him. Understandably, he did not win many of those battleground states by large margins; however, two states that Trump overwhelmingly won now disapprove of the commander-in-chief. Those two states are Texas and Vice President Mike Pence’s own state of Indiana. CNN reported:
‘Trump carried Indiana, the home state of Vice President Mike Pence, by a broad 19 points in 2016, he’s 1 point underwater there now. And in Texas, Trump won by 9 points in November, but he’s 9 points underwater over his six months in office.’
Furthermore, the other states where he is showing a deficiency between his election win and his current approval rating include Pennsylvania, Wisconsin, Michigan, Florida, Ohio, Iowa, North Carolina, Georgia, and Arizona. His approval rating was the lowest in North Carolina, which revealed a 53 percent disapproval rating.
The poll was conducted by Gallup and results were drawn from 81,000 individuals with a margin of error of +/-4 to +/-8 percent.
What can one conclude from such results? One observation that can be easily made is that states where Trump won, whether by a large margin or a small margin, are growing unhappy with the man who is supposedly leading the country. He made several promises on the campaign trail, many of which have either been broken outright or simply have not come to fruition (think health care debacle). With such sentiments as these, it’s hopeful that the displeasure with the president will spill over onto the legislative branch and 2018 possibly lead to a Democratic takeover on Capitol Hill.
Trump has yet to respond to the results; however, we expect him to respond by yelling, “FAKE NEWS” and calling the polls inaccurate – just like he did earlier in July in response to an ABC/Washington Post poll that revealed his approval rating was 36 percent. He, of course, rounded that number up to 40 and said 40 percent wasn’t bad.
‘The ABC/Washington Post Poll, even though almost 40% is not bad at this time, was just about the most inaccurate poll around election time!’
The ABC/Washington Post Poll, even though almost 40% is not bad at this time, was just about the most inaccurate poll around election time!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) July 16, 2017
Featured image by Mark Wilson/Getty Images.