ARIZONA NEWS

Over half of Arizona likely voters polled are unhappy with Trump

Aug 19, 2019, 8:10 AM | Updated: 5:11 pm

(Getty Images/Zach Gibson)...

(Getty Images/Zach Gibson)

(Getty Images/Zach Gibson)

PHOENIX – A poll of hundreds of likely Arizona voters revealed that more than half disapprove of the job President Donald Trump is doing, with a year-plus to go before the 2020 election.

Another large swatch believed the state was heading in the wrong direction.

OH Predictive Insight’s third-quarter survey of 600 Republicans, Democrats and independents showed that 52% disapproved of the president’s performance while 47% approved.

In the breakdown, the unhappiest group were independents, who strongly disapproved at 52%.

“His job approval continues to trend downward,” poll manager Mike Noble told KTAR News 92.3 FM.

(OH Predictive Insights)

Trump’s approval numbers rocketed up among Republicans, 64% of whom were strongly in favor of how he is doing in the White House.

Trump won Arizona in 2016, taking 48% of the votes.

“It’s a little early to say he’s in trouble,” Emily Ryan of Copper State Consulting told KTAR News Arizona’s Morning News, “but I do think it’s an indication that if he wants to take Arizona, he may need to start courting those independent voters.”

Ryan pointed out at this point in the 2016 election cycle, Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton led Trump in favorability, 50% to 32%.

Overall, 163 of the likely voters identified as independent. Republicans numbered 234 and Democrats 203.

(OH Predictive Insights)

More than half the Democrats said they believed the state was heading in the wrong direction, at 51%. Independents followed at 42%. Republicans totaled 29%.

The margin of error was plus/minus 4%.

We want to hear from you.

Have a story idea or tip? Pass it along to the KTAR News team here.

Arizona News

Traffic is backed up on Interstate 10 near State Route 347 south of metro Phoenix...

KTAR.com

Report lists Phoenix, Tucson among U.S. cities with worst drivers

Two Arizona cities have landed in the top 10 of a national ranking of places with the worst drivers in the nation.

1 hour ago

Caution tape in front of police car....

KTAR.com

2 police officers injured in crash with suspected impaired driver in Phoenix

Two police officers suffered minor injuries in a two-vehicle crash in central Phoenix early Saturday morning.

3 hours ago

Follow @KTAR923...

KTAR.com

Silver Alert issued for 80-year-old woman with dementia

Authorities issued a Silver Alert on Saturday morning for a missing 80-year-old woman who suffers from dementia.

5 hours ago

(DHAZ.gov photo)...

Damon Allred

Bipartisan Infrastructure Law to fund Yavapai County mine cleanup project

The Iron King Mine -- Humboldt Smelter Superfund site is set to receive $15 million in federal funding to support cleanup efforts.

6 hours ago

Group photo of band players for Cigarettes After Sex...

SuElen Rivera

Cigarettes After Sex to stop in Valley this fall during world tour

American dream pop band Cigarettes After Sex announced a stop in the Valley this fall during their upcoming world tour.

8 hours ago

Smalls Sliders signed a deal with an operating partner to open 22 locations in the Phoenix area. (S...

Brandon Brown/Phoenix Business Journal

Drew Brees-backed Smalls Sliders looks to open 22 locations across the Phoenix metro

Smalls Sliders has signed its largest franchise agreement to date to bring more than 20 locations to the Phoenix metro.

8 hours ago

Sponsored Articles

...

Collins Comfort Masters

Here’s 1 way to ensure your family is drinking safe water

Water is maybe one of the most important resources in our lives, and especially if you have kids, you want them to have access to safe water.

...

Collins Comfort Masters

Avoid a potential emergency and get your home’s heating and furnace safety checked

With the weather getting colder throughout the Valley, the best time to make sure your heating is all up to date is now. 

(KTAR News Graphic)...

Boys & Girls Clubs

KTAR launches online holiday auction benefitting Boys & Girls Clubs of the Valley

KTAR is teaming up with The Boys & Girls Clubs of the Valley for a holiday auction benefitting thousands of Valley kids.

Over half of Arizona likely voters polled are unhappy with Trump