Hillary Clinton won the popular vote last November….
That was one contest…
But not THE CONTEST…..
You get the job as American President by winning the Electoral vote….
THAT Donald Trump won….
But 7 months after he managed to do something we ALL thought he couldn’t?
Trump has lost the faith of those who enabled him to beat the odds and pundits….(He STILL HAS strong Republican support in those states though, not OVERALL )
In the 2016 presidential election, Michigan, Pennsylvania, and Wisconsin accounted for a combined 46 electoral votes which helped propel Donald Trump into the White House. But, how do residents of these Rust Belt states think President Trump is doing now?
In each of these states, majorities disapprove of the president’s job performance. His approval rating hovers in only the mid-thirties. In Michigan, 36% of residents statewide approve of his job performance, and 55% disapprove. In Pennsylvania, 33% approve of how President Trump is doing in his post, and 52% disapprove. Among Wisconsin residents, the president’s score is similarly upside down, 33% to 56%.
“For residents of these three critical electoral states, the reaction to the first round of the Trump presidency is decidedly negative,” says Dr. Lee M. Miringoff, Director of The Marist College Institute for Public Opinion. “Residents are clearly dissatisfied in how candidate Trump transitioned into President Trump.”
Many Republicans and Tea Party supporters are in the president’s camp. Still, notable proportions of Tea Party supporters in Michigan, 24%, and Pennsylvania, 24%, have doubts about how the president is executing his job.
Trump still has the support of most of those who backed him in the 2016 election. Most Trump supporters in Michigan, 84%, Pennsylvania, 81%, and Wisconsin, 77%, approve of the president’s job performance.
Among white residents without a college education, President Trump outperforms his overall job performance rating in each of these states. However, he fails to achieve 50% among this group, many of whom were his most ardent supporters in the 2016 election. In fact, in Michigan and Wisconsin, the plurality of these residents now disapprove of how the president is doing his job.
By at least two to one, more residents in Michigan, 38%, Pennsylvania, 39%, and Wisconsin, 42%, strongly disapprove than strongly approve of how the president is doing his job…..
Remember Trump won the above states by SMALL margins….Those margins in the OVERALL vote are gone according the Marist poll…..
And Barack Obama IS STILL strongly favored in the above states and would easily beat Trump in a had to race if was possible…