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Trump’s approval ratings sink in key battleground states, but not in Alabama

President Donald Trump speaking in 2017 just outside Harrisburg. (Staff Sgt. Tony Harp/U.S. Air National Guard)

Alabama still has love for President Donald Trump, but slightly less than the state did when he took office, and Trump is underwater in most key battleground states ahead of his 2020 re-election bid. 

Alabama leads the nation in support of Trump, with a 61 percent approval rating. That’s down 10 percentage points from the time he took office until July 1, according to the most recent poll from Morning Consult, a Washington D.C.-based polling firm. 

The company surveyed of more than 2 million people from January 20, 2017 to July 31, 2019 to determine Trump’s monthly approval ratings in all 50 states and Washington, D.C.. The poll’s margin of error among those surveyed in Alabama is 2 percent. 

In many of the 12 key battleground states, however, Trump’s approval ratings for July are in the negative. 

New Hampshire – 40 percent approval, 57 percent disapproval

Wisconsin – 41 percent approval, 55 percent disapproval

Michigan – 42 percent approval, 54 percent disapproval

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Iowa – 43 percent approval, 54 percent disapproval

Nevada – 43 percent approval, 54 percent disapproval

Pennsylvania – 45 percent approval, 54 percent disapproval

Arizona – 45 percent approval, 52 percent disapproval

Ohio – 45 percent approval, 51 percent disapproval

North Carolina – 48 percent approval, 49 percent disapproval

Florida – 48 percent approval, 49 percent disapproval

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Georgia – 49 percent approval, 47 percent disapproval

Texas – 51 percent approval, 49 percent disapproval

Among all GOP primary voters Trump’s approval rating is 86 percent, and is highest among those aged 45 to 65+.  

Trump lost the popular vote by almost 3 million in 2016, but narrow victories in Wisconsin (.7 points) , Pennsylvania (.7 points) and Michigan (.2 points) won him the presidency with a combined 77,744 votes in those three states. 

Since taking office, Trump’s net approval rating in Wisconsin has fallen by 20 percentage points, down to 41 percent. It’s much the same in Michigan, where Trump’s net approval numbers fell by 20 percent, down to 42 percent. 

In Pennsylvania Trump’s net approval rating is 45 percent, down by 17 percentage points since he took office. 

Read the Morning Consult report here.

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Eddie Burkhalter is a reporter at the Alabama Political Reporter. You can email him at [email protected] or reach him via Twitter.



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