The latest CNN/ORC International poll shows President Donald Trump has lost ground in key battleground states after his initial surge in the polls.
The poll finds that in the days after the inauguration, Trump had a net favorable rating of +25 points, up from +18 points two weeks ago.
In Ohio, he gained +6 points, while in Florida, +5 points.
Trump lost the presidency to Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton in the fall, but gained ground in the first two months of his administration.
The president now has a net negative rating of -10 points, down from +11 points a week ago.
The national margin between Trump and Democratic nominee, Senator Bernie Sanders, remains about the same as in the spring and fall of 2020.
Trump’s net favorable score in Ohio and Florida has risen by 20 points and 17 points, respectively, in the past month.
In the past week, the president’s net unfavorable score has dropped by 12 points, to +19 points.
And in Ohio, his net favorable index has declined by 16 points, from +30 to +23.
The most positive poll results in the president ‘s favor are in Georgia, where he has gained 14 points, and in North Carolina, where the president has gained 8 points.
While Trump still has a positive net favorable in Georgia (+7), North Carolina (+7) and Florida (+7).
While the president is leading in all three battleground states, in Georgia he is trailing Sanders by a significant margin, 45-38 percent, and has a negative net favorable of -35.
He also leads Sanders in Ohio (+7 to +6), North and South Carolina (+6 to +5), Florida (+5 to +3), and Virginia (+3 to +2).
Trump has been a popular president for most of his presidency.
He has led the economy, and the nation, through his policies on trade, immigration, healthcare, and healthcare.
But in the early months of the Trump presidency, he has struggled to win support from voters.
Trump has struggled in key swing states such as Florida, North Carolina and Ohio.
On January 6, he was viewed favorably by 49 percent of Americans, with a net unfavorable rating of 56 percent.
On November 28, he lost support from 51 percent to 47 percent.
But this fall, after his economic policy proposals began to take hold, Trump is back on track.
His favorability rating has recovered to 51 percent, with net unfavorable ratings of just 27 percent.
In North Carolina alone, Trump leads Sanders by 17 points in a new survey, according to the RealClearPolitics average of polls.
In addition, in Virginia, Trump has a 13-point advantage over Sanders in a poll conducted by the Public Policy Polling.
That poll found that 49 percent viewed Trump favorably, while 41 percent viewed Sanders favorably.
In Virginia, the Democratic nominee leads Trump by 23 points, 45 percent to 37 percent.
Trump also led Sanders in two polls conducted by CBS News/YouGov last month, which found that 47 percent of registered voters viewed the president favorably, compared to 35 percent who viewed him unfavorably.
In fact, a majority of voters, 52 percent, said they were more likely to be indifferent about Trump than Clinton, a new CNN/Orchestra poll released on Monday found.
But Trump’s support in these two states has been far from universal.
The two polls also found that Trump’s approval ratings were in line with those in the country as a whole, with 56 percent of respondents saying they approved of Trump, while 35 percent said they disapproved.
The polls were conducted between January 5 and 12.
The latest poll by the American Public Health Association shows that Trump has also struggled to connect with voters in key states.
In a new poll by CNN/ ORC International, conducted January 6-12, the percentage of respondents who say they have a positive or neutral opinion of Trump has fallen from 62 percent to 51, while the percentage who view him negatively has risen from 21 percent to 35.
While the overall number of people who have a favorable view of Trump dropped from 52 percent to 46 percent, the negative number rose from 36 percent to 53 percent.
That suggests that Trump may have a difficult time appealing to voters in these states, especially in places where the electorate is younger, wealthier and more educated.
And those states are also states where Sanders won the popular vote by nearly 3 million votes, or about 14 percent of the electoral college vote.
The numbers of registered Democrats in these key states has grown from 9 percent in 2020 to 17 percent in 2017.
And a majority, 57 percent, of respondents in those states now say they would support Trump if he were running for president in 2020.
The next CNN poll is scheduled for January 9.