The presidential job approval ratings in the U.S. were introduced in the late 1930s by George Gallup to gauge public support for the president during their term. Approval ratings are determined by polling given to a sample of people.

Like most surveys, poll results may be inaccurate due to samples that self-select. However, statisticians generally accept the approval rating as a factual indicator of the people’s feelings about the president.

As of April 2020, President Trump’s approval rate is 46.0% and his disapproval is at 49.6%.

## Approval Ratings by State

Approval ratings vary greatly by state and can indicate how a state will vote in the upcoming 2020 Presidential Election. Since his inauguration in January 2017, President Trump’s net approval has decreased in every state. President Trump’s approval rating is decreasing in important states that he won in his 2016 election, including swing states and states that are consistently Republican in every election. The three key states Trump had in his 2016 election are Wisconsin, Michigan, and Pennsylvania, all of which currently have approval ratings under 50%.

Below are each state’s approval ratings for President Trump as of February 2020. Data is from a poll by the Morning Consult.

#### Alabama

- Approval: 62%
- Disapproval: 34%
- Net approval since Trump took office has decreased by 8 percentage points

#### Alaska

- Approval: 51%
- Disapproval: 46%
- Net approval since Trump took office has decreased by 19 percentage points

#### Arizona

- Approval: 49%
- Disapproval: 48%
- Net approval since Trump took office has decreased by 19 percentage points

#### Arkansas

- Approval: 54%
- Disapproval: 43%
- Net approval since Trump took office has decreased by 19 percentage points

#### California

- Approval: 34%
- Disapproval: 62%
- Net approval since Trump took office has decreased by 22 percentage points

#### Colorado

- Approval: 42%
- Disapproval: 55%
- Net approval since Trump took office has decreased by 14 percentage points

#### Connecticut

- Approval: 40%
- Disapproval: 57%
- Net approval since Trump took office has decreased by 22 percentage points

#### Delaware

- Approval: 43%
- Disapproval: 53%
- Net approval since Trump took office has decreased by 18 points

#### District of Columbia

- Approval: 19%
- Disapproval: 76%
- Net approval since Trump took office has decreased by 26 percentage points

#### Florida

- Approval: 50%
- Disapproval: 47%
- Net approval since Trump took office has decreased by 19 percentage points

#### Georgia

- Approval: 49%
- Disapproval: 47%
- Net approval since Trump took office has decreased by 16 percentage points

#### Hawaii

- Approval: 38%
- Disapproval: 59%
- Net approval since Trump took office has decreased by 8 percentage points

#### Idaho

- Approval: 58%
- Disapproval: 39%
- Net approval since Trump took office has decreased by 10 percentage points

#### Illinois

- Approval: 39%
- Disapproval: 57%
- Net approval since Trump took office has decreased by 27 percentage points

#### Indiana

- Approval: 53%
- Disapproval: 44%
- Net approval since Trump took office has decreased by 13 percentage points

#### Iowa

- Approval: 46%
- Disapproval: 51%
- Net approval since Trump took office has decreased by 14 percentage points

#### Kansas

- Approval: 51%
- Disapproval: 47%
- Net approval since Trump took office has decreased by 20 percentage points

#### Kentucky

- Approval: 57%
- Disapproval: 40%
- Net approval since Trump took office has decreased by 17 percentage points

#### Louisiana

- Approval: 59%
- Disapproval: 38%
- Net approval since Trump took office has decreased by 10 percentage points

#### Maine

- Approval: 46%
- Disapproval: 52%
- Net approval since Trump took office has decreased by 14 percentage points

#### Maryland

- Approval: 36%
- Disapproval: 61%
- Net approval since Trump took office has decreased by 12 percentage points

#### Massachusetts

- Approval: 36%
- Disapproval: 62%
- Net approval since Trump took office has decreased by 22 percentage points

#### Michigan

- Approval: 43%
- Disapproval: 53%
- Net approval since Trump took office has decreased by 18 percentage points

#### Minnesota

- Approval: 46%
- Disapproval: 51%
- Net approval since Trump took office has decreased by 8 percentage points

#### Mississippi

- Approval: 55%
- Disapproval: 41%
- Net approval since Trump took office has decreased by 20 percentage points

#### Missouri

- Approval: 52%
- Disapproval: 44%
- Net approval since Trump took office has decreased by 11 percentage points

#### Montana

- Approval: 52%
- Disapproval: 46%
- Net approval since Trump took office has decreased by 18 percentage points

#### Nebraska

- Approval: 52%
- Disapproval: 46%
- Net approval since Trump took office has decreased by 17 percentage points

#### Nevada

- Approval: 43%
- Disapproval: 53%
- Net approval since Trump took office has decreased by 21 percentage points

#### New Hampshire

- Approval: 40%
- Disapproval: 58%
- Net approval since Trump took office has decreased by 19 percentage points

#### New Jersey

- Approval: 42%
- Disapproval: 54%
- Net approval since Trump took office has decreased by 14 percentage points

#### New Mexico

- Approval: 43%
- Disapproval: 54%
- Net approval since Trump took office has decreased by 28 percentage points

#### New York

- Approval: 38%
- Disapproval: 58%
- Net approval since Trump took office has decreased by 28 percentage points

#### North Carolina

- Approval: 51%
- Disapproval: 46%
- Net approval since Trump took office has decreased by 13 percentage points

#### North Dakota

- Approval: 53%
- Disapproval: 44%
- Net approval since Trump took office has decreased by 14 percentage points

#### Ohio

- Approval: 48%
- Disapproval: 49%
- Net approval since Trump took office has decreased by 15 percentage points

#### Oklahoma

- Approval: 56%
- Disapproval: 42%
- Net approval since Trump took office has decreased by 20 percentage points

#### Oregon

- Approval: 38%
- Disapproval: 59%
- Net approval since Trump took office has decreased by 23 percentage points

#### Pennsylvania

- Approval: 48%
- Disapproval: 49%
- Net approval since Trump took office has decreased by 11 percentage points

#### Rhode Island

- Approval: 39%
- Disapproval: 57%
- Net approval since Trump took office has decreased by 14 percentage points

#### South Carolina

- Approval: 55%
- Disapproval: 42%
- Net approval since Trump took office has decreased by 12 percentage points

#### South Dakota

- Approval: 54%
- Disapproval: 44%
- Net approval since Trump took office has decreased by 11 percentage points

#### Tennessee

- Approval: 57%
- Disapproval: 40%
- Net approval since Trump took office has decreased by 16 percentage points

#### Texas

- Approval: 52%
- Disapproval: 45%
- Net approval since Trump took office has decreased by 13 percentage points

#### Utah

- Approval: 54%
- Disapproval: 43%
- Net approval since Trump took office has decreased by 16 percentage points

#### Vermont

- Approval: 29%
- Disapproval: 68%
- Net approval since Trump took office has decreased by 37 percentage points

#### Virginia

- Approval: 46%
- Disapproval: 51%
- Net approval since Trump took office has decreased by 13 percentage points

#### Washington

- Approval: 35%
- Disapproval: 62%
- Net approval since Trump took office has decreased by 28 percentage points

#### West Virginia

- Approval: 61%
- Disapproval: 37%
- Net approval since Trump took office has decreased by 13 percentage points

#### Wisconsin

- Approval: 43%
- Disapproval: 54%
- Net approval since Trump took office has decreased by 17 percentage points

#### Wyoming

- Approval: 62%
- Disapproval: 35%
- Net approval since Trump took office has decreased by 13 percentage points