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Just Released: The Top 18 States for Donald Trump’s Approval Rating

Gallup polled all 50 states for a read on Donald Trump's approval rating, ahead of the president's first State of the Union address. Here's what they found.

By NTK Staff | 01.30.2018 @10:00am
Just Released: The Top 18 States for Donald Trump’s Approval Rating

Donald Trump’s approval rating is still well south of the 50-percent mark nationwide, but in 18 states there are more people who approve of the president than disapprove of him, according to new polling from Gallup.

On the morning of Trump’s first State of the Union address, Gallup released the results of its polling in all 50 states, plus Washington, D.C. Here are the 18 states where Trump’s approval rating is higher than his disapproval rating:

  • West Virginia: 61 percent approve, 35 percent disapprove
  • North Dakota: 57-39
  • Wyoming: 57-36
  • South Dakota: 54-42
  • Alabama: 53-42
  • Oklahoma: 53-40
  • Idaho: 53-42
  • Montana: 52-45
  • Kentucky: 51-45
  • Tennessee: 50-44
  • Arkansas: 50-44
  • Alaska: 50-44
  • Nebraska: 49-47
  • Louisiana: 49-45
  • Kansas: 48-47
  • South Carolina: 48-46
  • Mississippi: 48-46
  • Utah: 48-47

Three states in particular are troublesome for Democrats: in West Virginia (#1 state for Trump’s approval), North Dakota (#2), and Montana (#8), Democrats are running for re-election to the U.S. Senate. Sens. Joe Manchin (D-WV), Heidi Heitkamp (D-ND), and Jon Tester (D-MT) may have a difficult time defending their 2017 and 2018 voting records in states where Trump is still popular.

Also of interest, Trump’s approval rating is south of 30 percent in four states, plus the District of Columbia:

  • California: 29 percent approve, 65 percent disapprove
  • Hawaii: 29-60
  • Massachusetts: 27-68
  • Vermont: 26-69
  • Washington, D.C.: 6-88

It comes as little surprise that very few voters approve of Trump in a place Trump derivisively calls “The Swamp.”

There’s a silver lining for Republicans, though: in two of the bottom four states for Trump’s approval, Massachusetts and Vermont, the GOP is still in charge of the governorship.

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