President Trump’s Approval Rating Tops 50 Percent In Louisiana
Most Louisiana residents approve of Donald Trump’s job performance, according to a recent Gallup poll. LSU political science professor Robert Hogan says that’s not surprising since the president won an overwhelming majority of the popular vote in the Bayou State. He says the poll shows that Louisiana voters like what the president is doing.
“They like the messages that he’s sending about low regulations. He wants to repeal Obamacare. All those are issues that would resonate with voters, particularly the voters that put Mr. Trump into office,” Hogan said.
Louisiana is one of 17 states where a majority of residents say the president is doing a good job six months into his term. Mr. Trump carried Louisiana in the election with 58 percent of the vote. This recent poll is a significant drop down to 51 percent. Hogan says that’s not unusual as most presidents start out with a honeymoon period.
“Over time his has dropped a good bit nationally, but I suspect the drop has not been as great here as in other parts of the country,” Hogan said.
West Virginia is home to the most Trump supporters, with 60 percent saying they approve of his performance. Not many fans of the president live in Vermont though, as only 29 percent of those surveyed are pleased with the commander in chief. Hogan says voters in the Bayou State will likely support Mr. Trump no matter what he’s able to accomplish.
“If he’s unable to achieve the goals that he has set for himself and or his part, he’s going to blame the Democrats or the media or someone else,” Hogan said.