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States with the highest and lowest Trump approval ratings

  • States with the highest and lowest Trump approval ratings

    In a political climate that’s often simplified into blue states versus red states, presidential approval ratings aren’t always as clear-cut. According to new polling data from Gallup, only a handful of states are evenly split when it comes to President Trump, with the rest either mostly approving or disapproving of him. Some, like California, which has sued the President more than three dozen times since taking office, are easy to suss out. Others, such as Utah—which is both heavily conservative and largely Mormon—have more mixed results. On a national scale, however, Trump seems to be struggling: his national approval rating is a mere 38%, with 56% of U.S. voters saying they disapprove of the job he’s doing.

    Using data from Gallup, Stacker examined how each state in the union feels about President Trump. States are ranked by approval rating, from low to high, noting the percentage of voters in each state who tend to lean Democrat and Republican. In states where the approval rating is tied, we’ve ranked them by disapproval rating from high to low. How divided is your state? Read on to find out.

  • #50. Vermont

    Trump approval rating: 26%

    Trump disapproval rating: 69%

    Lean Republican: 30%

    Lean Democrat: 52%

    Bernie Sanders’ home state remains loyal to their man—or at least, to his politics. Only 26% of Vermont voters approve of Trump; a whopping 69% disapprove. Those numbers more or less match up with the state’s voter breakdown: 30% identify as Republicans, while 52% consider themselves Democrats.

  • #49. Massachusetts

    Trump approval rating: 27%

    Trump disapproval rating: 68%

    Lean Republican: 26%

    Lean Democrat: 57%

    The consistently blue state is almost on par with its neighbor to the north—only 27% of Massachusetts voters approve of Trump, in a state where 26% of people tend to vote Republican. Conversely, 68% of the state disapproves of the president, a significant increase from its 57% of liberal-leaning voters.

  • #48. California

    Trump approval rating: 29%

    Trump disapproval rating: 65%

    Lean Republican: 30%

    Lean Democrat: 51%

    Californians have filed nearly three dozen lawsuits against the federal government since Trump took office, so it's little surprise that they aren’t his biggest fans. Only 30% of California voters tend to lean Republican.

  • #47. Hawaii

    Trump approval rating: 29%

    Trump disapproval rating: 60%

    Lean Republican: 28%

    Lean Democrat: 50%

    Only 29% of the residents of Hawaii, the first state to take Trump all the way to the Supreme Court, approve of the job the president is doing, while 60% actively disapprove.

  • #46. Maryland

    Trump approval rating: 30%

    Trump disapproval rating: 65%

    Lean Republican: 28%

    Lean Democrat: 56%

    Though a large number of Maryland residents live close to the nation’s capital, they don’t seem fond of their most famous neighbor. Trump’s 30% approval rating does reflect a slight uptick from 28% of Republican-leaning voters, but another 65% say they disapprove. Perhaps the state’s ongoing lawsuit against Trump has something to do with it.

  • #45. New York

    Trump approval rating: 30%

    Trump disapproval rating: 63%

    Lean Republican: 29%

    Lean Democrat: 52%

    Trump’s home state doesn’t seem too proud of its native son. He carries a 63% disapproval rating, notably higher than the 52% of voters who lean Democratic. 30% of New York still approves of him, which closely matches the 29% who tend to vote Republican.

  • #44. Connecticut

    Trump approval rating: 31%

    Trump disapproval rating: 63%

    Lean Republican: 32%

    Lean Democrat: 51%

    Trump isn’t winning over many fans in Connecticut, where only 51% of voters lean blue. His disapproval rating in the Constitution State is a whopping 63%. He does seem to be holding on the state’s Republican minority though: his 31% approval rating closely matches Connecticut’s 32% right-leaning voters.

  • #43. Rhode Island

    Trump approval rating: 32%

    Trump disapproval rating: 62%

    Lean Republican: 27%

    Lean Democrat: 48%

    In the state that unsuccessfully tried to keep Trump off the 2020 ballot until he releases his tax returns, the president holds a 32% approval rating—slightly higher than the 27% of Republican-leaning voters. Another 62% say they disapprove: a significant lead over the only 48% of Rhode Islanders who say they tend to vote Democrat.

  • #42. Illinois

    Trump approval rating: 33%

    Trump disapproval rating: 62%

    Lean Republican: 33%

    Lean Democrat: 50%

    Obama’s former constituency remains loyal: 62% of Illinoisans disapprove of his successor, even though only half of the state leans left. Another 33% approve, matching the percentage of residents who tend to vote Republican.

  • #41. New Jersey

    Trump approval rating: 34%

    Trump disapproval rating: 61%

    Lean Republican: 33%

    Lean Democrat: 48%

    Though it’s home to one of his many resorts, New Jersey’s residents don’t all pledge allegiance to the president. He carries a 34% approval rating and a whopping 61% disapproval rating in a state where only 48% of voters lean Democrat. That may have something to do with his troubled relationship with Atlantic City.