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Trump’s approval rating slipping in WV, statewide poll shows

By PHIL KABLER

Charleston Gazette-Mail

A poll conducted by Charleston-based Orion Strategies and released Wednesday found that President Donald Trump has a 51 percent approval rating, down from 58 percent in a similar poll conducted in February 2017. Asked if Trump is bringing coal jobs back to the levels he promised in the campaign, 49 percent said no, while 41 percent believe he is.
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CHARLESTON, W.Va. — President Donald Trump’s job approval rating among West Virginia voters has dropped noticeably during his first year in office, a statewide poll released Wednesday shows.

The poll conducted by Charleston-based Orion Strategies found that Trump has a 51 percent approval rating, while 48 percent of those polled disapprove of his job performance. The remaining percentage had no opinion.

In a statewide Orion poll conducted last February, Trump’s numbers were 58 percent approval, 37 percent disapproval. In November 2016, Trump carried West Virginia with 68.7 percent of the vote, his largest margin of victory in any state.

One key reason for the slide, according to the latest poll, is that voters believe Trump has failed to fulfill a campaign promise to the state to revive the coal industry.

Asked if Trump is bringing coal jobs back to the levels he promised in the campaign, 49 percent said no, while 41 percent believe he is.

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