Statewide Poll Shows Trump's Favorability Dropping Among GOP

Statewide Poll Shows Trump's Favorability Dropping Among GOP

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President Donald Trump still has positive favorability from a strong majority of New York's Republicans, but that support is a net 20 points lower than it was two months ago.

Mainly because of its urban areas, the state has a strong Democratic majority, so it's no surprise a recent poll shows the president with a negative overall favorability rating of 26- 66 percent.

According to pollsters at Siena College, that's his worst favorability rating since October..

The state's Republicans give Trump a 61-33 percent favorability rating, which is good, but well below July's 71-23 percent.

In terms of job performance, the state's voters give Trump a negative 22-77 percent rating. A slim majority of Republicans, 52 percent, approve of the way he's doing his job. 

Eighty-five percent give Trump a negative performance review on the way he handles race relations and half give him and "F" for how he handled the aftermath of the Charlottesville rallies that ended in the death of a woman.

Most New Yorkers, 62-27 percent, say the country is heading in the wrong direction, which is up from 58-33 percent in July.

The survey of 771 registered voters was conducted by phone August 26-30 and has a margin of error of 4.2 percentage points.

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