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Obama-Trump Voters Showing Signs of Lower Trump Support

President Donald Trump with a waving former President Barack Obama on Trump's Inauguration Day
President Donald Trump with former President Barack Obama on Trump's Inauguration Day. (Rex Features/AP)

By    |   Wednesday, 08 May 2019 10:08 PM

One of the voter groups that helped elect President Donald Trump is showing signs that could indicate it will support another candidate next year, according to a new report.

The Hill reported on a Voter Study Group survey that found Trump's approval rating among voters who backed former President Barack Obama before voting for Trump in 2016 has dropped by 19 percentage points since the year Trump was elected.

Still, two-thirds of those voters hold a favorable opinion of Trump.

Many of those voters who picked both Obama and Trump are in the midwest, which as a whole is supporting Trump less and less.

The Hill cited recent polls that showed Trump has less support in states like Michigan and – although it is not a midwest state – Pennsylvania, states that were key to his 2016 victory over Democrat Hillary Clinton.

The Trump campaign is confident, however, the president has sufficient support to carry him to another victory in 2020.

"We intend to win the states President Trump won in 2016 and feel we can expand the map in 2020 to states where he came close the first time," campaign spokesman Tim Murtaugh told The Hill. "Across the Midwest, President Trump has an excellent record to tout to blue collar union members."

The most recent Gallup poll, meanwhile, showed Trump's approval rating climbed from 45% in April to 46%. Included in the poll was a figure that showed 12% of Democrats approve of Trump's job performance.

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Showing signs that could indicate it will support another candidate next year, one of the voter groups that helped elect President Donald Trump is turning in the Midwest and Pennsylvania.
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