Published: Mon, August 21, 2017
World Media | By Shelia Harmon

After Charlottesville, Trump losing popularity in states that made him president

After Charlottesville, Trump losing popularity in states that made him president

President Trump is not only losing ground in three key states that helped send him to the White House, but a majority of voters there say he has embarrassed them, new polls say.

Trump carried the trio of states in the 2016 presidential election by a total of 80,000 votes and became the first Republican to carry them since the 1980s.

MI: 55 percent disapprove of Trump's job performance, including 40 percent who strongly do, compared to just 36 percent approval (a mere 19 percent strongly). Similarly, 35 percent of voters in Pennsylvania have a favorable opinion of Trump compared to 54 percent who have an unfavorable opinion of him.

Surveys from NBC News/Marist show more than half of voters in Michigan, Pennsylvania and Wisconsin do not view the president favorably, with more than 60% of voters in the three states claiming they are "embarrassed" by Trump's behavior.

The new polls also showed that just 25% of voters in Pennsylvania and Wisconsin said they felt proud of the president, and 28% of those polled in MI said the same.

In Michigan, Trump's favorability rating stands at 36 percent compared to 55 percent unfavorable. In Pennsylvania, the number was 63-percent say that they were embarrassed. And in Wisconsin, it's dead even at 41 percent each. In Pennsylvania, it's 45 percent to 38 percent.

FiveThirtyEight's tracker of Trump's approval rating calculates recent polls while considering their reliability and methodology, and on Sunday showed the president's approval rating at 37.8%.

Six in 10 respondents also said the United States' standing in the world has suffered under Trump.

In Michigan, 42 percent of voters believed the U.S. economy had been strengthened under Trump, a sentiment agreed to by 45 percent of Pennsylvania voters and 41 percent of Wisconsin voters. They surveyed 795 voters in MI, 773 voters in Pennsylvania and 801 voters in Wisconsin.

The polls were conducted in the days following the white supremacist rally and violence in Charlottesville, Virginia, amid the fallout from Trump's response to those events.

Trump on Saturday initially said "many sides" were to blame for the violence.

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