The Trump team will have its work cut out in 2020 when hitting the campaign trail in Florida.
A new St. Pete Poll has revealed Florida voters are divided on President Donald Trump’s job performance.
The exact questions was: “Do you approve of the job Donald Trump is doing as President?”
The results were:
However, when breaking down the president’s approval by party lines, there was a massive gulf between Democrats and Republicans. Of the Democrats surveyed, only 17.7 percent said they approved of Trump’s performance, while 78.2 percent said no. On the other side of the aisle, 80.4 percent of Republicans said yes to the 17.8 percent that said no. Independent voters were a little more neutral with 45.1 percent approving and 52 percent disapproving of the president’s performance.
There were also big swings when breaking down by race. More than half of white (not Hispanic) voters were in favor of the president’s job, with 56.4 percent marking yes. Black (not Hispanic) voters were overwhelming against the president’s performance with only 12.4 percent marking yes. Slightly over 51 percent of Asian/Pacific Islander voters said no, 49.2 percent of Hispanic voters said no and 51.4 percent of other/unknown voters said no in regards to the president’s job performance.
Male voters disapproved of Trump’s performance, with 50.1 percent marking no versus the 47.3 percent that said yes. There were slightly more female voters who said yes, 48.8 percent, than those that said no, 48.1 percent, about Trump’s job performance.
When separating by age, voters between the ages of 18-69 disapproved of Trump’s performance in varying degrees, while 52.2 percent of voters age 70 on up marked yes.
“The fact Trump is significantly underwater with Florida’s independent voters, the fastest-growing segment of the electorate, is likely causing some sleepless nights for Team MAGA,” Progress Florida Executive Director Mark Ferrulo told Florida Politics.
A total of 1,941 voters were surveyed between Aug. 21 and Aug. 22 for the poll, which has 2.2 percent margin of error at a 95 percent confidence level.
The poll shared a breakdown of the voters:
Democratic – 747 (38.5%)
Republican – 746 (38.4%)
Independent – 448 (23.1%)
White, Not Hispanic – 1260 (64.9%)
Black, Not Hispanic – 275 (14.2%)
Asian or Pacific Islander – 45 (2.3)
Hispanic – 256 (13.2%)
Other/Unknown – 105 (5.4%)
Female – 1030 (53.1%)
Male – 880 (45.3%)
18 to 29 – 121 (6.2%)
30 to 49 – 583 (30%)
50 to 69 – 752 (38.7%)
70+ – 485 (25%)
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