After his first year in office with mixed results and many West Wing staff changes, but with an economy that still thrives, President Donald Trump’s approval rating has climbed slightly in South Carolina to 46 percent, according to the latest Winthrop University Poll.
Poll Director Scott Huffmon told South Carolina Radio Network the poll showed a minor rise from 42 percent in February. “This is a general population poll. So when we’re looking at these numbers we’re looking at what a representative sample of adult South Carolinians believe.”
Meanwhile, Congress has a 77 percent disapproval rating among South Carolinians.
The Winthrop Poll surveyed 789 South Carolina residents by landline and cell phones between April 7-16. The results which use all respondents have a margin of error of approximately 3.5 percent. Subgroups asking individual Republicans and Democrats have higher margins of error.
The 45th president has a disapproval rating of 47 percent among Palmetto State citizens. Among respondents who self-identify as Republican, Trump has retained strong support with an 80 percent approval rate.
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