The latest MetroNews Poll is out
Earlier today, MetroNews published its poll of approval/disapproval ratings for West Virginia's politicians. Here are the results:
Manchin 51% approval, 34% disapproval
Trump 48% approval, 39% disapproval
Capito 40% approval, 38% disapproval
Justice 34% approval, 44% disapproval
From MetroNews on Justice:
The deeper statistics within the poll results show party affiliation with a major effect on Justice’s overall popularity.
Of those who described themselves as Democrats, 27 percent said they approve of Justice with 51 percent disapproving. Of those who described themselves as liberals, 23.8 percent approve and 56.4 percent disapprove.
Political science professor Robert Rupp on Capito's low numbers:
“This is the lowest she’s been since she’s been in political office,” Rupp said of the West Virginia Poll results. “This is a person who has run a popular and successful political career. What we’re finding here is a number of issues from the Trump administration have undermined her support within the voting.”
Reporter Eric Levitz in New York Magazine on Manchin's good numbers:
Manchin’s resilient popularity in an increasingly red state is a testament to the strength of his political brand. But it also reflects the profound unpopularity of the congressional GOP’s agenda.
I was a bit surprised that Trump's showing was lower than previous polls. (See here, for example.)
The poll added some additional breakdowns of Trump's ratings:
Those who identified as Democrats showed 24.7 percent approval and 67.1 percent disapproval.
Those who identified as Republicans showed 80.1 percent approval and 9.2 percent disapproval.
Self-described moderates were more evenly divided on Trump. Of those, 38.7 percent said they approve of Trump and 45.3 percent said they disapprove.