Donald Trump Net Approval Rating Has Seen Big Drops In Republican States Over Past Month (Newsweek link): President Donald Trump’s net approval rating dropped in nearly every state last month, with the biggest dips seen in Republican majority states, according to the latest Morning Consult tracker.
Trump’s rating fell in 43 states in December, the survey, which was updated last Friday, shows, and six of the seven biggest drops from the previous month were in states that Trump won in the 2016 election.
Among the states with the largest drops for Trump, Hawaii, with an 8 percent decline, was the only state he lost to Hillary Clinton.
The next highest dips, of 7 percent, came in the Republican states of Alabama, Tennessee and Missouri.
White House officials and Republican congressional leaders worry that GOP support for the shutdown is eroding, weakening President Donald Trump’s hand as he seeks billions of dollars for a border wall that Democrats have vowed to oppose, according to GOP lawmakers and aides.
Vice President Mike Pence and Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen will address House Republicans on Tuesday evening. The House is scheduled to vote Wednesday on a Democratic bill designed to fund the IRS and several other agencies, the first of four bills Democrats hope will peel off Trump's GOP support in the House.