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Over half of Arizona likely voters polled are unhappy with Trump

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

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