After Charlottesville, Trump losing popularity in states that made him president

After Charlottesville, Trump losing popularity in states that made him president

In 2016's general election, Trump won all three states by a combined 80,000 votes, becoming the first Republican to carry these states since the 1980s.

In Michigan, 36 percent of voters approve of Trump's job performance (including 19 percent who strongly approve), while 55 percent disapprove (including 40 percent who strongly do).

In Pennsylvania, 35 percent give Trump high marks, while 54 percent disapprove.

These three NBC/Marist polls were conducted August 13-17 - after the Aug. 12 unrest and violence in Charlottesville, Virginia, and in the midst of Trump's multiple responses to the events.

The new polls also showed that just 25% of voters in Pennsylvania and Wisconsin said they felt proud of the president, and 28% of those polled in MI said the same.

According to the poll that was released Thursday, Trump's approval rating increased to 39 percent from a record low of 33 percent in part due to optimism on the economy.

Pennsylvania and Wisconsin voters preferred the Democrats too, with Pennsylvanians giving the Dems a 10 point advantage and Wisconsinites giving them an 8 point edge.

In all three states more than 60 percent said Trump made them feel embarrassed.

In Pennsylvania and Wisconsin, 25 percent say they are "proud" of Trump.

This latest poll contrasts slightly with a national poll conducted by Quinnipiac University that showed an uptick in Trump's approval rating.

In Michigan and Wisconsin, 64 percent of voters shared that sentiment.

Six in 10 respondents also said the United States' standing in the world has suffered under Trump.

The surveys were conducted between August 13-17 following a weekend of violence at a white supremacist rally in Charlottesville that left one counter-protester dead after a auto plowed into the group she was demonstrating with at high speed. The margin is 45-to-38 percent in Pennsylvania and 41-to-41% in Wisconsin.

The president's reaction to the violence was widely criticized after he placed blame for the violence on "both sides" and appeared to suggest there were people on the white supremacist march who were neither neo-Nazis nor white supremacists.

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