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Poll: Trump’s reelection support in key Midwestern states is slipping

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  • President Donald Trump’s poll numbers are sagging in
    three key Midwestern states, with only around one-third of
    voters saying he deserves to be reelected, according to NBC
    News/Marist polls out on Wednesday.
  • The poll coincided with Trump’s controversial summit
    with Russian President Vladimir Putin, where he made remarks
    indicating he accepted Putin’s denial of meddling in the 2016
    US presidential election and blamed the US for poor relations
    with Russia.

President Donald Trump’s poll numbers are sagging in three key
Midwestern states, with only around one-third of voters surveyed
saying he deserves to be reelected in 2020,
according to new NBC News/Marist polls
out Wednesday.

The poll indicated that 28% of registered voters in Michigan, a
state Trump flipped in the 2016 presidential
election, say he deserves a second term. Some 62% of voters
polled believe it’s time to replace Trump, the poll found.

In Minnesota, a state Trump lost to Hillary Clinton by fewer than two
percentage points
in 2016, roughly 30% of voters surveyed say
Trump deserves another go-around in the Oval Office, while 60%
said he doesn’t.

Thirty-one percent of voters in Wisconsin are in favor of a
second term for Trump, while 63% say they are not, the NBC/Marist
polls show. Trump flipped Wisconsin in 2016 with around 23,000
votes.

The live-caller polls from the three states comprised of 886-906
registered voters. The margin of error was 3.8 to 4 percentage
points.

Other questions in the survey indicate Trump may be struggling to
maintain his appeal to voters in the Midwest. In Michigan, 36%
approve of his job performance while 54% think otherwise.

Thirty-six percent of voters in Wisconsin also approved while 52%
disapproved; and in Minnesota, Trump holds a 38% approval and 51%
disapproval rating.

The poll, which was conducted from July 15-19, coincided with
Trump’s controversial summit with Russian President Vladimir
Putin in Helsinki, Finland.

During a joint press conference at the summit last week, Trump
made remarks indicating he doubted the US intelligence
community’s assessment that the Kremlin interfered with the 2016
US presidential election and appeared to accept Putin’s denial
instead.

Trump’s comments drew swift rebukes from both Republicans and
Democrats, and prompted him to walk back his remarks which he
claimed he misstated.

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