Since winning the 2016 election, President Trump hasn’t won much support from outside of his base. Still, his supporters love him, and everyone else is either indifferent or flabbergasted at what’s happening at the highest levels of government. Trump has been wildly unpopular throughout the first quarter of his presidency even in states where he won by giant margins.
Polls by Gallup and SurveyMonkey have tracked his popularity via net approval ratings state by state, which give us a sense of the president’s popularity in any given part of the country. FiveThirtyEight transposed the polls’ net approval ratings against Trump’s November margin of victory to get a number indicating where approval has dropped the most.
In the following 15 states, this number represents the biggest rift between Trump on Nov. 8, 2016 and Trump eight months into his presidency.
Who won the 2016 election: Hillary Clinton
Trump didn’t win Colorado in November, but the Centennial State was a “swing state” column for most of the election. It’s leaned blue for a long time now, but people who lean Republican fill Colorado, too. And we weren’t sure until Election Day which way it would swing. Clinton ended up winning by 5 points, but Trump’s popularity has fallen considerably since then. He was unpopular to begin with, but now his net approvals are -21. That’s a 17-point drop.
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