Donald Trump’s approval rating plunges in the battleground states as Senate Republicans privately voice fears of losing the White House and plan to run on being a ‘firewall’ against a ‘socialist’ president
- Trump approval rating took a dive in every battleground in a new Morning Consult tracking poll
- Steep drops in Wisconsin, Pennsylvania, and Michigan, which he carried
- 30-point swing in New Mexico
- Has negative approval in Ohio and Florida, which were are key to reelection plans
- The news follows a tumultuous week where Trump got a new GOP challenger and challengers ripped him over Greenland, Jewish ‘loyalty’ comments
President Donald Trump approval rating has dropped in every battleground state, according to a new poll, and he is under water in states key to his reelection like Ohio and Florida.
The negative approval is showing up even in many states that Trump carried in 2016. These include Michigan, Wisconsin, Ohio, Florida, Iowa, Pennsylvania, Arizona, North Carolina.
In Florida and North Carolina, states that he carried, his approval rating is now net minus 1, according to the poll, which was published in Axios. The Florida poll, taken in July, gives Trump 48 per cent approval and 49 per cent disapproval.
President Donald Trump’s approval rating took a dive in every battleground in a new Morning Consult tracking poll
Trump announced Monday he plans to hold the next G7 summit at his private Doral golf club near Miami months before the election next year. But it is unclear how such a summit would play, with Trump talking about inviting Russian President Vladimir Putin to rejoin the group.
In all of the states surveyed, Trump’s approval is lower than it was shortly before he took office, in some of them dramatically.
In North Carolina, where Trump had 53 per cent approval just before his inauguration, he now has 48 per cent approval and 49 per cent disapproval.
In battleground Iowa, currently being blanketed by Democrats, Trump has 43 per cent approval and 54 per cent disapproval. He has been underwater there since April of 27.
The poll might make the Trump team think twice about its effort to ‘expand the map’ to places like Minnesota, where Trump has 41 per cent approval and 55 per cent disapproval. Trump lost the state to Hillary Clinton by just 46 to 45 per cent.
In Wisconsin, which provided another boost and which Trump mocks Clinton for virtually ignoring, and where GOP Rep. Sean Duffy announced his decision to retire Monday for family reasons, Trump’a approval is 41 per cent, with 55 per cent disapproval.