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Trump’s Approval Rating Is Over 50% In Only 12-States

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After President Obama’s first year in office, his approval rating was over 50% in 41 states.

According to a recent Gallup poll, approval of President Donald Trump exceeds 50 percent in only 12 states at this stage of his first term. At the same time in President Barack Obama's first term, his approval ratings were above 50 percent in 41 states.

Trump averaged 50% or higher approval in 12 states in total, primarily in the states where he received the most votes in the 2016 election. In addition to West Virginia, the states where at least half the respondents approved of Trump included several western states (Wyoming, Idaho, Montana and Alaska), several southern states (Oklahoma, Alabama, Kentucky, Tennessee and Arkansas) and two Midwestern states (North and South Dakota).
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Altogether, Trump received approval ratings above his 38% national average in 33 states and below it in 17.

Note that those are a handful of states with very little in the way of population... Wyoming, Montana, Alaska, North and South Dakota have less than a million people each; Idaho has 1.5 million, and West Virginia has 1.8 million. These seven states have a little over 7 million people and account for a little over 2 percent of the population. The southern states don't really count because they would vote for the Grand Wizard of the KKK. So, Trump is popular with the population of 12 states, 7 of which make up 2% of the population and the others are bastions of bigotry. This is his base and one can only wonder what motivates these people... oh wait, we do know, and it's an ugly truth.