Trump’s Alabama approval rating back to being highest in the nation
Once again, Alabama boasts President Donald Trump’s highest approval rating in the nation, according to polling released by Morning Consult that reflects data through the end of September.
This comes after West Virginia and Wyoming had moved past the Yellowhammer State in August. Now, Alabama and West Virginia jointly share the highest approval title, with the president’s favorability at 62 percent in each state. Trump currently has a 61 percent approval rating in Wyoming, down from 65 percent at the end of August.
In Alabama, his approval did slip one point, which is also the margin of error in that polling. Trump’s West Virginia favorability came down two points.
In other in-state news, separate polling from the same firm released on Wednesday bodes poorly for Sen. Doug Jones (D-Mountain Brook).
According to Morning Consult’s quarter three data, which spanned July 1 through September 25, Jones’ net approval was down four points. This puts his favorability well within the bottom half for senators nationwide.
With this polling being conducted before the fireworks toward the end of Justice Brett Kavanaugh’s confirmation process, expect for quarter four polling to show plummeting numbers for Jones when the data is released in January.
Sean Ross is a staff writer for Yellowhammer News. You can follow him on Twitter @sean_yhn