Gallup: Trump Approval Above 50% in 17 States, Including 62% Approval in W.Va.

By Michael W. Chapman | March 1, 2019 | 5:06pm EST
President Donald J. Trump.

( -- A new Gallup survey (covering 2018) shows that approval for President Donald Trump ranges from 50% to 62% in 17 states, up from 12 such states in 2017. Also, Trump's lowest approval ratings are in states such as Hawaii (26%) and Vermont (28%), which he did not win in the 2016 election. 

In another 17 states, Trump's approval rating ranges between 40% and 49%. 

"The states most approving of Trump were generally in the South and Mountain West areas of the country, while he fared most poorly in New England and on the West Coast," reported Gallup, noting that Trump's approval was below 40% in 16 states. 


The states where Trump's approval is at 50% or higher are, 

West Virginia, 62%

Wyoming, 61%

South Dakota, 58%

North Dakota, 58%

Alaska, 56%

Mississippi, 56%

Alabama, 55%

Tennessee, 54%

Kentucky, 53%

Arkansas, 53%

Missouri, 52%

Montana, 51%

Oklahoma, 51%

Idaho, 51%

Kansas, 50%

South Carolina, 50%

Utah, 50%

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The states where Trump's approval is between 40% and 49% are,

Louisiana, 49%

Nebraska, 49%

Indiana, 48%

Ohio, 48%

Iowa, 45%

North Carolina, 45%

Georgia, 44%

Florida, 43%

Arizona, 43%

Michigan, 42%

Pennsylvania, 42%

Wisconsin, 42%

Texas, 41%

Delaware, 40%

Virginia, 40%

Nevada, 40%

Oregon, 40%


Trump's job approval rating is lowest, below 40%, in the following states,

Colorado, 39%

Minnesota, 39%

New Mexico, 38%

Maine, 37%

Connecticut, 36%

Washington, 36%

Rhode Island, 36%

New Hampshire, 35%

New Jersey, 35%

Illinois, 35%

New York, 32%

Maryland, 31%

California, 29%

Massachusetts, 29%

Vermont, 28%

Hawaii, 26%

Among the states where Trump's approval is below 40%, he did not win one of them in 2016. 

For the survey, Gallup explained, "Results are based on combined data from the 2018 Gallup tracking poll, encompassing interviews with more than 73,000 U.S. adults, including 500 or more in 38 states and 1,000 or more in 27 states."


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