President Donald Trump is well liked in Idaho, a new Idaho Politics Weekly poll finds.
Dan Jones & Associates finds in a new survey that 59 percent “strongly” or “somewhat” approve of the job Trump is doing as president.
The survey was conducted before Trump’s address to Congress, which was well received, but also before Trump tweeted that former President Barack Obama "wiretapped” his New York City high-rise, a claim found to be false.
Thirty-six percent of Idahoans disapprove of Trump’s presidential job performance; 5 percent said they have heard of Trump, but have no opinion of him, and 0 percent said they have never heard of the president.
Idaho is a red state, and Trump took its four Electoral College votes last November.
Accordingly, Trump is doing better in the eyes of Idahoans than across the nation.
Trump is running from around 35 percent to 45 percent approval ratings nationally.
As Jones has found in a number of questions over the last six months, Trump does much better among Idaho men than women.
In his new survey, Jones finds:
- 63 percent of men approve of the job Trump is doing, compared to just 55 percent of women.
- 40 percent of women disapprove of Trump, only 31 percent of men do.
You probably couldn’t find a more partisan figure in American politics today than Donald Trump:
- In Idaho, 87 percent of Republicans like the job Trump is doing, only 10 percent of Republicans disapprove of him.
- Just the opposite among Democrats, 10 approve, 86 percent disapprove.
- Political independents (who don’t belong to any political party) are split – 50 percent approve of Trump, 45 percent disapprove.
Those who self-identified to Jones as “very conservative” love the president, 93-5 percent.
Trump gets a disapproval rating, 50-38 percent.
The “very liberal” Idahoans don’t like him at all, 83-17 percent.
Jones polled 628 adults from Feb. 16-28. The survey has a margin of error of plus or minus 3.91 percent.