Marist Poll: Three Key States 'Embarrassed,' Turn on Trump

More than 60 percent of voters in three key states that helped Donald Trump win the presidency now say they are "embarrassed" by him.

In the 2016 election, Trump was the first Republican president since Ronald Reagan to carry all three of these Midwest states.

Just 36 percent of MI voters approve of Trump's job performance, while 55 percent disapprove.

In Pennsylvania, 17% of voters strongly approve of Trump while 54% disapprove-41% of them strongly.

Asked if Trump's conduct since taking office made them proud or embarrassed, 64 percent of voters in MI and Wisconsin and 63 percent in Pennsylvania say they have been embarrassed, according to NBC News/Marist polls.

NBC surveyed 795 voters in MI, 773 in Pennsylvania, and 801 voters in Wisconsin from August 13 through August 17.

Roughly a quarter of registered voters in those states said they are "proud" of his conduct, the polls said.


In Michigan, Trump's favorability rating stands at 36 percent compared to 55 percent unfavorable.

Just 25 percent of voters in Pennsylvania and Wisconsin said Trump's conduct made them feel proud, while 28 percent of voters surveyed in MI said they were proud of Trump.

Trump's low approval numbers in these three key states present an opening for Democrats in 2018, the survey suggests. In Wisconsin, Democrats were favored with 46 percent.

The NBC/Marist polls were conducted August 13-17 of 795 voters in MI (which has a margin of error of plus-minus 3.5 percentage points), 773 voters in Pennsylvania (plus-minus 3.5 percentage points) and 801 voters in Wisconsin (plus-minus 3.5 percentage points). Some 60% of voters in all three states said they believe the US' role on the worldwide stage has been weakened by Trump.

In Pennsylvania, Democrats hold a 10-point advantage on congressional preference, 47 percent to 37 percent.

The polls were conducted between August 13-17.

The president's reaction to the violence was widely criticized after he placed blame for the violence on "both sides" and appeared to suggest there were people on the white supremacist march who were neither neo-Nazis nor white supremacists.


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