President Trump's Popularity Took a Dive In These 3 Key Swing States

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President Trump's Popularity Took a Dive In These 3 Key Swing States

Just one-third of Pennsylvanians say they approve of President Donald Trump's job performance so far, according to a new NBC News/Marist poll that found similar approval ratings for the commander-in-chief in two other states that were critical to sending him to the White House.

Three polls were conducted in Michigan, Wisconsin and Pennsylvania this past week following last weekend's violence in Charlottesville, Virginia.

The three states in question are seen as particularly significant because they were key to Trump's victory as he became the first Republican to win all three of them since 1980s.

In Michigan, Pennsylvania and Wisconsin, 36%, 35% and 34% of voters, respectively, said they approved of Trump's performance as President.

The New York billionaire's disapproval ratings also exceed 50 percent.

President Donald Trump delivers brief remarks to members of the news media while meeting with Romanian President Klaus Iohannis (not pictured) in the White House's Oval Office on June 9.

According to GOP strategist Ana Navarro, the president has failed grab the opportunity to unite the already divided nation in the wake of the horrendous attack.

An average of 64 percent of voters in MI and Wisconsin reported that the president "embarrassed" them, compared to 63 percent of Pennsylvania voters who agreed. It's easy to forget that nearly a quarter of Rust Belt voters who ended up pulling the lever for Trump were holding their noses while they did it.

35-percent approve while 54-percent disapprove. "Nobody wants to say it, but I will say it right now", Trump said in comments that some people felt were an attempt to placate members of white supremacist groups.

So if we do a little back-of-the-envelope weighting to match the party splits of the NBC/Marist poll to the party splits of the people who actually showed up for the 2016 election, it pegs all three Rust Belt favorable and unfavorable ratings at or within the margin of error.

The same poll also showed that Democrats hold an edge over a year before the 2018 midterm elections.

When it comes to the economy, the poll found that Michiganders think the economy is doing better under Trump from a 42-to-39 percent margin. They followed the August 12 violence in Charlottesville, Va., and were conducted in the midst of Trump's responses to that unrest.

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