Poll: Donald Trump approval numbers have fallen further in Florida than any other state
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Trump's net approval rating in Florida has dropped a total of 24 percentage points in that span.

A new survey from Morning Consult shows President Donald Trump‘s approval ratings have fallen further in Florida than any other state in the country since Trump took office in 2017.

Overall, Trump’s net approval rating in Florida has dropped a total of 24 percentage points in that span.

Trump earned 56 percent approval and 34 percent disapproval among Florida voters upon taking office, for a net approval rating of +22 points. Now, he sits at -2 net approval, with 47 percent of voters approving and 49 percent disapproving.

Those approval numbers remain unchanged since the last version of the Morning Consult poll.

While Barack Obama won Florida twice on his way to a two-term presidency, Trump managed to flip the state red in 2016 on his path to defeating Hillary Clinton in the Electoral College.

Still, Florida was not necessarily a deciding factor in the race, as Trump was also able to take the trio of Wisconsin, Michigan and Pennsylvania. Those states gave him enough electoral votes regardless of whether he won Florida.

What’s troubling for Trump is that those three states are also within the top 5 states where Trump’s approval has dipped the most since taking office, according to Morning Consult. Following Florida, Ohio saw the second-biggest drop (-20 net rating since taking office). That was followed by Michigan (-19), Wisconsin (-18), and Pennsylvania (-17).

Should a Democratic challenger be able to grab the right combination of those states in 2020, Trump would lose the Electoral College edge he held in 2016. Trump won the election despite losing the popular vote to Clinton.

Ryan Nicol

Ryan Nicol covers news out of South Florida for Florida Politics. Ryan is a native Floridian who attended undergrad at Nova Southeastern University before moving on to law school at Florida State. After graduating with a law degree he moved into the news industry, working in TV News as a writer and producer, along with some freelance writing work. If you'd like to contact him, send an email to [email protected]


15 comments

  • gary

    April 5, 2019 at 3:34 pm

    On a day when his nation poll hits 51% by Rasmussen! Guess fake news produce fake polls!

    • Ms Tide

      April 6, 2019 at 4:39 pm

      If he’s so great, how’s your tax refund? I bet is way more less than what you have receive last year. Oh by the way, Rasmussen’s poll is for neo-nazi losers like you! So bug off!

    • Jacob Schultz

      April 7, 2019 at 2:21 pm

      Sharon, Puerto Ricans are American citizens

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  • Robin Ricker

    April 6, 2019 at 7:44 am

    This is an out and out lie, no wonder MSM is being called FAKE NEWS, you can’t even come close to anything that suggests reality

    • Derek Diggler

      April 6, 2019 at 2:41 pm

      Yes I emailed him n told him so…the young snowflake… at least he has a job ..provided by a stellar economy:)

    • Ms. Tide

      April 6, 2019 at 4:48 pm

      Where do you get that crap from, either BretBart or Houge Prophecy? Those two outlets are the fake news! Do me a huge favor, if you want real news, go to either Ron Paul’s Liberty Report, Vox, or Ozy News instead.

    • Ms. Tide

      April 6, 2019 at 4:58 pm

      Economy great? HA! Don’t make me laugh! This bozo wants to replace workers with robots instead of people! If you don’t believe me, go to either Carrier or GMC to prove me either right or wrong about. Oh by the way how’s this year’s refund. You must have gotten less this year than the last year.

  • Ms. Tide

    April 6, 2019 at 5:20 pm

    I can’t blame the people of Florida for those numbers considering what that heartless monster did by taking away the diaster relief for the state just to build a ugly eyesore of a graffiti artist magnet. I won’t be surprise if another hurricane hits Florida so hard and so fast that it take much longer to get it’s recovery back. As for rest of you evil minons of the Third Anti-Christ Trump, one of these days a wealther related tragedy will come to you and you will see how much longer it takes to rebuild back what you have loss while President Heartless playing golf and eating a whole cow laced with toxic waste! He’s does’nt even care to make peace with Russia either. He wants to fight them instead after helping Venezuela. P.S. He wants to make a deep cut to social Security not to protect it, that promise he made to you during the election is a fake!

  • James Sawyer

    April 7, 2019 at 4:20 pm

    I call bull crap. Im not only a Floridian but I live in Bay County also. And we strongly support our president. This poll must of been done using Palm Beach county and Broward County only. As far as our tax returns go, I still got about the same but guess what? Alot less was taken from my pay check so that means my pay check was bigger. Plus if you do your W-2 right you really shouldn’t get alot back, unless your giving the government an interest free loan…..

    • Michael

      April 9, 2019 at 8:11 pm

      It’s a poll on the whole state as far a I can tell. Which means your statement of ‘we’ is not factual. Who is ‘we’? Bay County isn’t FLORIDA, its just one county.

  • Richard

    April 10, 2019 at 2:25 pm

    Here in Alachua county there are 88,479 registered democrats and 50,769 registered republicans (see Alachua County supervisor of elections website). In the entire state of Florida, there are 4,965,139 registered democrats and 4,718,813 registered republicans (see Florida Division of Elections, data and statistics, by county and party). So yes, the MAJORITY of people in Florida DISAPPROVE of Trump.
    The fascist white supremacist republicans who support crooked Trump are the only ones who think the Morning Consult survey is “fake news”.

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