Alabama gives Donald Trump his highest approval rating

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A little over year after taking office, President Donald Trump national approval rating on the rise — up four percentage points since October.

According to a Morning Consult survey released Tuesday, Trump now has a 44 percent approval and a 51 percent disapproval rating. Which isn’t saying a lot, but perhaps his attempt to turn a corner from the divisiveness of his first year in office is paying off in his approval numbers.

While some states continue to be skeptical of the President’s policies, one place where Trump’s popularity continues to hold strong: Alabama.

In the Heart of Dixie, the Commander in Chief maintains a +29 percent net approval rating, the highest of all states. In fact, in Alabama, his approval has gone up one percentage point, from 62 percent to 63 percent, from January 2018 to January 2018.

The survey was based on 802,543 interviews of registered voters across each state and Washington, D.C., from Oct. 1, 2017 to Jan. 29, 2018.

In each poll, Americans indicated whether they approve or disapprove of the job performance of Trump. For each question, they could answer strongly approve, somewhat approve, somewhat disapprove, strongly disapprove, or don’t know / no opinion. The results use a statistical technique called multilevel regression and poststratification (MRP) to estimate state-level public opinion from the national survey data.

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