The president tries to explain every piece of negative news about his administration away as fake news, but there comes a point when the negativity emanating from his White House becomes too overwhelming, and his defense just looks that much more stupid.
A new poll that is no doubt one of the most comprehensive yet on the subject shows that Trump’s approval rating has gone down since he took office in every single state.
There are many ramifications of this bit of information, not the least of which is that Trump has a lot of work to do if he wants to get re-elected. What will likely end up being the case is that he will not change his modus operandi one bit, instead simply hoping for another electoral freak accident to be his political salvation.
The poll in question, from Morning Consult, is the product of more than six months worth of interviews with 472,032 registered voters in every state and Washington, D.C.
In the end, majorities of voters in half of the country disapprove of the job that Trump is doing as president. Those states hosting such disapproval ratings include the ones that gave Trump the presidency. In Michigan, 55 percent of poll respondents in September said that they disapproved of Trump; in Wisconsin and Iowa, other states crucial to any electoral victory in 2020, Trump’s disapproval rating in September registered at 53 percent. Fifty-one percent of Pennsylvania voters disapprove of Trump.
Not only could Trump’s plummeting approval rating threaten his own re-election chances, but it could also threaten the re-election chances of GOP senators in states like Nevada and Arizona, where a slim majority of 51 percent of voters disapprove of Trump’s job performance.
The president still retains his support among a solid majority of voters in about a dozen states, including some scattered across the so-called Deep South like Alabama, Louisiana, Tennessee, and South Carolina.
Overall, the president’s net approval rating, as measured by Morning Consult, has dipped 19 percent since January. At that time, 10 percent more voters approved of him than disapproved — now, 9 percent more voters disapprove of the president than approve.
Unsurprisingly, much of this decline has been because of non-Republican voters. By the time September rolled around, 84 percent of Democrats had said they had disapproved of the president.
Check out a chart depicting the average of various polls measuring Trump’s approval rating over time below.
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