Trump Disapproval Rating Above 60 Percent in Three 2016 Swing States

by Abel Hampton August 24, 2017, 1:33
Trump Disapproval Rating Above 60 Percent in Three 2016 Swing States

A new slate of NBC News/Marist polls released on Sunday (20 August) reveal that majorities in three swing states that voted for President Donald Trump now find his conduct in office "embarrassing". Beset by chaos in the White House, buffeted by criticism over his handling over the violence in Charlottesville, and with his legislative agenda at a standstill, President Donald Trump is paying the price in three, key states that helped put him in the White House.

In Michigan, 36-percent of those polled approve of President Trump's job performance. while 55-percent disapprove.

MI voters gave Democrats a 13 point advantage over Republicans when asked who they preferred to control Congress after 2018. "Nobody wants to say it, but I will say it right now", Trump said in comments that some people felt were an attempt to placate members of white supremacist groups. In all three states more than 60 percent of voters said Trump's conduct as president embarrassed them, compared to 25 percent who say it has made them proud.

The polls were conducted from August 13 to August 17, as Trump found himself at the center of criticism over the violence in Charlottesville.

In all three states, more than six in 10 voters say Trump's conduct as president has embarrassed them, compared to just a quarter who have said it's made them proud.

In Michigan, 42 percent of voters believed the United States economy had been strengthened under Trump, a sentiment agreed to by 45 percent of Pennsylvania voters and 41 percent of Wisconsin voters.

In Michigan and Wisconsin, 64 percent of voters shared that sentiment.

MI was a key state that propelled Trump to the presidency, flipping the state from Democrat to Republican for the first time since 1988.

Trump's performance related to the economy did get a nod from majorities in MI and Pennsylvania in the polls, but not by much.

Ahead of next year's midterm elections, the polls show that 48 percent of MI voters prefer a Democratic-controlled Congress, versus 35 percent who prefer a Republican-controlled one.

Trump's low approval numbers in these three key states present an opening for Democrats in 2018, the survey suggests.

The NBC/Marist polls were conducted August 13-17 of 795 voters in MI (which has a margin of error of plus-minus 3.5 percentage points), 773 voters in Pennsylvania (plus-minus 3.5 percentage points) and 801 voters in Wisconsin (plus-minus 3.5 percentage points).

In Pennsylvania, Democrats lead preferences by 10 points on congressional preference, 47% to 37%.

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