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Poll: Trump Tanking in North Carolina

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As the nation prepares to mark President Donald Trump's hundredth day in office, a new poll suggests that the man who captured nearly fifty percent of the popular vote in North Carolina is no longer feeling the same level of love from the Old North State.

The Elon University Poll conducted a live-called survey of more than 500 registered voters between April 18 and April 21 and the news was less than spectacular for Trump.

From the report:

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.

Also of note was the reaction to Trump's use of Twitter.
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.

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.

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:


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