President Trump has lost little support in the counties that spurred his victory in the presidential election, according to a new poll.
While Trump’s overall job approval is at about 40 percent, he has 50 percent approval in the counties that fueled his 2016 victory, according to the NBC News/Wall Street Journal poll released early Sunday.
Twenty-nine percent strongly approve of Trump in those counties.
Almost half, 46 percent, disapprove, however, with 35 percent disapproving strongly.
Those numbers include Republicans, Democrats and independents.
The results are far better than Trump's approval in the rest of the country. In another poll released Sunday, Trump’s approval rating after six months in office was the lowest of any president in the past 70 years.
The poll sampled 439 counties in 16 states where Trump took a strong and surprising lead, either flipping the state from a previous vote for former President Obama or outpacing GOP 2012 presidential nominee Mitt Romney. The states were Colorado, Florida, Georgia, Indiana, Iowa, Maine, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Nevada, New Hampshire, North Carolina, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Virginia and Wisconsin.
The poll was conducted July 8-12 with a small sample size at 600, with an overall margin of error of 4.0 percentage points.
Trump's job approval stands at just 36 percent in an ABC News/Washington Post poll released Sunday morning, a record low for any president at the six-month mark in the past 70 years.