Trump's Approval Highest in West Virginia, Lowest in Vermont

  • Trump's Approval Highest in West Virginia, Lowest in Vermont

Trump's Approval Highest in West Virginia, Lowest in Vermont

Gallup said Trump's approval rating was at or above 50% in 12 states, with West Virginia giving him his best marks at 61% approval.

A Gallup survey released Tuesday shows Trump's job approval rating averaged just 32% in Rhode Island during 2017, with 62% of Rhode Islanders disapproving of his performance.

Trump's overall approval rating averaged 38 percent in 2017, according to Gallup, but his reception varied highly among states.

In addition to West Virginia, the states where at least half the respondents approved of Trump included several western states (Wyoming, Idaho, Montana and Alaska), several southern states (Oklahoma, Alabama, Kentucky, Tennessee and Arkansas) and two Midwestern states (North and South Dakota). Before the tax reform bill was approved, only 42 percent said Trump had been successful with Congress compared to 53 percent who disagreed.

While Democratic candidates held a 15-point lead in a generic match-up with Republican officials in December, their lead shrunk to a mere 2 points in January.

The number of people polled who say the plan will make taxes go up has fallen 14 percentage points, down to 36%, and the number who say it will make taxes go down has climbed 10 percentage points, up to 24%, Monmouth reported.

However, it is not all good news for the President as the majority of Americans still disapproved of the President, although the figure dropped from 56% in December to 50% in January.

According to a new Quinnipiac poll, nearly three-quarters of Republicans think President Donald Trump is a good role model for children, while more than two-thirds of Americans on average disagree.

'The generic Congressional ballot is prone to bouncing around for a bit until the campaign really gets underway later this year, ' explained Patrick Murray, director of the Monmouth University Polling Institute. It has a margin of sampling error of -3.5% pts.