President Trump is not only losing ground in three key states that helped send him to the White House, but a majority of voters there say he has embarrassed them, new polls say. In both MI and Wisconsin, 64 percent of voters surveyed say they've been embarrassed by Trump, and 63 percent of voters in Pennsylvania said the same. Only 35 percent of Americans approve of the job he's done so far, and 54 percent disapprove of his performance to date.
The president has his lowest approval rating of the three in Wisconsin, with only 34 percent of voters approving of the job he's done so far.
In Michigan, voters by a 42-to-39 percent margin say the USA economy has been strengthened by Trump's decisions as president. MI voters by a 42-to-39 percent margin said the U.S. economy has strengthened thanks to Trump's decisions.
Roughly a quarter of registered voters in those states said they are "proud" of his conduct, the polls said. And in Wisconsin, it's dead even at 41 percent each. Sixty-three percent in Pennsylvania said the same thing.
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While former President Barack Obama won Michigan, Wisconsin, and Pennsylvania in 2008 and 2012, Trump was able to flip the states during the 2016 election, helping put him over the electoral college threshold needed to win the presidency.
In addition, Democrats enjoy double-digit leads in MI and Pennsylvania on the question of which party voters prefer to control Congress after the 2018 midterms, and they hold an 8-point advantage in Wisconsin. Some 60% of voters in all three states said they believe the US' role on the worldwide stage has been weakened by Trump.
In Pennsylvania, Democrats lead preferences by 10 points on congressional preference, 47% to 37%.
The poll was conducted starting Sunday, the day after a counter-protester was killed by a Nazi sympathizer in Charlottesville, Virginia, through Thursday, two days after Trump gave a widely-criticized press conference in the lobby of Trump Tower. By Tuesday, Trump doubled down on his initial statements, saying "both sides" were to blame and equating left wing groups with the white supremacists they came to protest.