by Kenneth Fine
Also of note was the reaction to Trump's use of Twitter.
41.6% of North Carolinians approve of how Trump is handling his job as president. North Carolina voters’ approval of Trump tracks closely with a concurrent Washington Post-ABC poll,1 which shows his approval rating at 42% nationwide. North Carolina voters are somewhat less likely than the nation to express outright disapproval of President Trump; 50.5% disapprove of his handling of the job, while 53% of Americans hold this view.
When asked to compare how President Trump is handling the job to how President Obama handled it, 39% said President Trump was doing better, 49% said he was doing worse, and 9% said he was doing about the same. Responses to this question appear to be largely motivated by partisanship; 87% of Republican voters believe he is doing better than Obama, and 90% of Democrats believe he is doing worse.
A strong majority of North Carolina voters, 73% believe President Trump’s use of Twitter has been inappropriate. As one might expect, 94% of Democrats believe Trump’s use of Twitter is inappropriate.As far as Trump's policies are concerned, the majority of those polled were against the construction of a border wall. Take a look at the full report here:
However, 50% of Republicans said his use of Twitter was inappropriate, even though 88% of Republicans approve of Trump’s handling of his job as president.
There were striking generational differences in views of President Trump’s use of Twitter. Millennials, North Carolina voters ages 18-36, were the most likely to disapprove of President Trump’s use of Twitter, with 81% saying it’s inappropriate. In comparison, 71% of Generation X-ers (ages 37-52), 72% of Baby Boomers (ages 53-72), and only 56% of the Silent Generation (ages 73+) held this view.