Trump's approval rating lowest in Vermont

WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump's job-approval rating in Vermont is the lowest of any of the 50 states, according a Gallup poll released Tuesday.

In his first year in office, Trump's job approval rating in Vermont was 26 percent, according to Gallup — well below the national average of 38 percent.

West Virginia had the highest approval rating for the president of any state, at 61 percent.

Only the District of Columbia gave Trump a lower rating than Vermont — with just 6 percent of respondents approving of his job performance.

Trump's 38 percent national rating is the lowest for any president at the one-year mark in the history of the polling firm. By contrast, President Barack Obama's rating after the first year of his presidency was 57 percent.

In a dozen states, Trump's approval rating averaged 50 percent or higher.

In another 20 states, his approval rating was between 40 percent and 49 percent.

Along with Vermont, Trump had an approval rating below 30 percent in Massachusetts, Hawaii and California.

Two-thirds of poll respondents in Vermont — or 69 percent — disapproved of Trump's job performance.

Gallup conducted the poll by interviewing more than 171,000 people across the country throughout 2017. The survey included 473 respondents in Vermont.


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