New NH Poll: Trump at 43-47 percent approval-disapproval
Written by NH1 News Political Director Paul Steinhauser on .
CONCORD – New Hampshire was split over Donald Trump in last year’s presidential election, and a new survey suggests Granite Staters remain divided when it comes to how the President’s handling his duties in the White House.
Forty-three percent of adults in the state approve of the job Trump’s doing so far, with 47 percent disapproving and nine percent unsure, according to a University of New Hampshire Granite State Poll released Monday. The four percentage point margin is within the survey’s sampling error.
The approval-disapproval numbers are virtually unchanged from a UNH poll conducted in February. Last November, Trump lost the state’s four electoral votes to Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton by less than 3,000 votes out of more than 700,000 cast.
As expected, the new poll indicates a wide partisan divide, with just 12% of Democrats in the state giving Trump a thumbs up. That number rises to 43% among independent or undeclared voters and 83% among Granite State Republicans.
The survey indicates the President’s favorable ratings also stand at 43%-47% favorable-unfavorable, pretty much unchanged from the February poll.
According to the poll, Trump has an above water 46%-34% approval-disapproval rating on the job he’s doing with the economy. But when it comes to foreign affairs, the President’s underwater, at 39% approval and 52% disapproval.
The UNH Granite State Poll was conducted over a nearly two-week period, from April 27 through May 4, with 518 New Hampshire adults questioned by live operator via telephone. The survey’s overall sampling error is plus or minus 4.3 percentage points.