March 7, 2018

Trump approval rating still underwater among NM voters

Gage Skidmore

Donald Trump at CPAC 2011. Flickr /cc

Donald Trump’s approval rating among New Mexico voters is still underwater, but rose slightly from the lows of January.

According to the latest numbers from Morning Consult, in February, 42 percent of New Mexico voters approve of Trump’s job performance while 55 percent disapprove.

While this is a slight improvement over the January numbers, which showed a 39 percent approval rating and 58 percent disapproval rating, it still is far below Trump’s initial numbers among New Mexico voters from when he was inaugurated in January of 2017.

And a Morning Consult poll pitting Trump against a generic Democrat shows 44 percent of voters nationwide say they would vote for the Democrat, while just 36 percent say they would vote for Trump.

Trump recently named Brad Parscale as his 2020 campaign manager. Trump filed a form with the Federal Election Commission announcing his 2020 candidacy on the same day as his inauguration in 2017.

Just 16 percent of Washington, D.C. voters approve of Trump’s job performance, while 82 percent disapprove. The lowest state is Vermont (30 percent vs. 66 percent), followed by Hawaii (32 percent vs. 65 percent) and California (34 percent vs. 61 percent). All states voted heavily for Hillary Clinton in 2016.

Two states gave Trump approval ratings over 60 percent: Wyoming at 64 percent, vs. 32 percent who disapproved, and Alabama at 61 percent, against 35 percent who disapproved.

The poll includes results from survey s from 889,473 registered U.S. voters between Jan. 20, 2017 and Fe. 28, 2018. The margin of error for the New Mexico results is +/- 4 percent.