Gallup: Trump Has 31 Percent Approval Rating In Connecticut

Forty-two percent of Americans approve of Trump's job performance, according to the latest Monmouth University poll, a sizable uptick from his low mark of 32 percent in Monmouth's findings last month.

A new poll suggests Rhode Island is among the states that were most unhappy with President Trump during his first year in office.

In a new Gallup Poll, President Donald Trump's job approval rating averaged 38% throughout the U.S.in 2017, but was the highest of any state in West Virginia.

While Trump won a landslide victory in Rhode Island's 2016 Republican presidential primary, Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton beat him by double-digits in the state in November despite performing considerably weaker than Barack Obama.

Americans also appeared to soften their stance toward the GOP tax law, with the same proportion - 44 percent - registering approval as those who disapproved.

Most American voters (63 percent) also said Trump does not provide the USA with moral leadership, while only 33 percent said he does. The District of Columbia, meanwhile, recorded the lowest approval: a dismal six percent. Four percent had no opinion.

"While there is still some way to go to really win over the public, it looks like the needle has moved in the Republicans' direction since passage of the tax bill", said Patrick Murray, director of the independent Monmouth University Polling Institute. The poll surveyed 575 adults in Rhode Island between January 20 and December 30, and carries a margin of error of plus or minus 6 percentage points.

What about Republicans? A whopping 72 percent said Trump is a good role model for children, and only 22 percent disagreed. The results have a margin of error of 3.5 percent.

  • Rogelio Becker