New Statewide Poll Finds Support in Georgia Slipping for President Donald Trump

Jan 12, 2018

The poll, conducted by the UGA School of Public and International Affairs and commissioned by the Atlanta Journal Constitution, finds that nearly 59 percent of voters disapprove of Trump’s performance, while some 36 percent approve of the job the President is doing. Trump’s approval rating remains strong in north Georgia, and among voters who supported him in 2016, but almost 70% of self-described moderates disapprove of Trump’s performance. Not surprisingly, self-described democrats almost universally disapprove of Trump.

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The poll also highlights significant gender differences; about 44 percent of men approve of Trump, compared to less than one-third of women.

The poll was conducted during the first week of January, before the President’s allegedly used an epithet to describe African nations. The AJC survey of 940 voters showed a majority of Georgia voters held favorable views of Governor Nathan Deal, with 53 percent approving of him. 64 percent of those polled said they are satisfied with the direction of the state. The poll had a margin of error of 3.2.percent.