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Poll: Trump performance numbers slip among GOP voters in Pa.

Written by Rick Lee/The York Daily Record | Sep 22, 2017 7:56 AM
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FILE PHOTO: President Donald Trump pauses while speaking in the Diplomatic Reception Room of the White House in Washington. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci, File)

But, Republicans in Pennsylvania give him small boost for his positions on environmental protection and climate change.

(Lancaster) -- During his first nine months in office, President Trump's approval ratings in the commonwealth have continue to slip.

That mirrors the same decline seen in President Obama's first nine months.

The difference is: Trump's overall rating fell from 37 percent to 29 percent and Obama's numbers dropped from 55 percent to 47 percent.

The latest job performance ratings for Trump across Pennsylvania were released today in the September Franklin & Marshall College Poll under the direction of political analyst G. Terry Madonna.

Support for Trump in the commonwealth remains firm in the northeast and the southwest with his staunchest supporters being white, retired, rural, without college educations, who "believe that the needs of people where they live have been mostly ignored by politicians," according to the poll.

Republican voters gave Trump a slight uptick in approval in the areas of environmental protection and climate change.

Across the board, the partisan support of the President remains wildly disparate.

The previous F&M poll was released in May. Here are some of the key findings from the latest job performance poll concerning Trump as seen by Republican voters:

Dealing with terrorism -- Down from 90 percent to 73 percent;

Job creation -- Down from 80 percent to 77 percent;

Foreign policy -- Down from 76 percent to 64 percent;

Making government operate more efficiently -- Down from 69 percent to 60 percent;

Improving health care -- Down from 54 percent to 44 percent.

See the entire F&M poll here.

This story is part of a partnership between WITF and the York Daily Record.

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