Trump’s approval rating drops across the USA, including Utah

A new nationwide poll finds President Donald Trump’s approval ratings have fallen in every state in the nation, including Utah.

Morning Consult polled voters in all 50 states and found Trump’s net approval rating has dropped everywhere, including states where he won handily in 2016.

In Utah, Morning Consult’s polling has seen a 17-point drop in Trump’s net approval from his January inauguration to September. In January, Morning Consult showed Trump with a +27% net approval rating. That has fallen to just +10% in September.’s polling shows Trump has barely moved the needle at all since he took office in January. The most recent survey gave Trump a net-negative job approval rating of -4%. In May, Trump had a -7% net approval, while in March,’s survey gave Trump a +3% positive approval rating.

Morning Consult’s survey shows Trump has fallen to a net-negative approval rating in several states he ran away with in 2016. Voters in Tennessee, Mississippi, Kentucky, Kansas, and Indiana have all soured on Trump since he took office in January.

Trump is most popular in Wyoming, West Virginia, Alabama, Louisiana, Arkansas, Tennessee and South Carolina.

The drop in Trump’s approval ratings nationwide could mean trouble for the GOP heading into the 2018 midterm elections.

Perhaps more concerning for Republican lawmakers on Capitol Hill ahead of the 2018 midterms — which typically serve as referendums on the presidency — is a growing enthusiasm gap among GOP voters and dissenting partisans.


From January to September, the share of Republicans who strongly approve of Trump declined by 10 points, from 53 percent to 43 percent. Meanwhile, the intensity of disapproval among Democrats and independents has risen. Seventy-one percent of Democrats said they strongly disapproved of Trump in September, up 16 points from January, and among independents, there was an 11-point bump in strong disapproval, from 26 percent to 37 percent.


Those figures may encourage the Democratic Party, which is hoping to harness that energy — and a lack thereof for Washington’s ruling party — to ride a wave similar to the one that gave Republicans control of the House in 2010 and the Senate in 2014.