July 25, 2017

Why People Hate/Love Trump (%)

   July 25, 2017

Why People Hate/Love Trump (%)

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Editor’s Remarks:
Donald Trump has been suffering from record low approval ratings, most recently hitting a low of 38% for the second quarter of his presidency according to a Gallup poll. But the headline figure masks a sharp diversion of opinions in the US – 17, mostly mid-west, states gave him a 50% or more approval rating while most of the liberal coastal states and urban areas registered below 40%. Our chart today looks at the reasons behind these voting patterns on both sides of the divide. For the disapprovers, it is his character and not policy that counts – 29% say that they disapprove because he is “not presidential” or “obnoxious” while only 7% cite that they do not agree with him or think he is doing a bad job. On the approval side, reasons are quite evenly split, but the largest are those that think he is “doing the best he can under difficult circumstances.”

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