Monday, April 3, 2017

University of New Orleans Survey Research Center Releases Statewide Poll on President Trump’s Job Performance

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The University of New Orleans Survey Research Center has released the results of a statewide poll on how Louisiana voters rate President Donald Trump’s performance.

According to the survey, President Trump has a 58 percent job approval rating, which equals the 58 percent of the vote that he received from Louisiana voters in November’s presidential election. There appears to be a gender gap in the president’s approval rating as two-thirds of men, compared to half of women, give Trump positive marks for his job performance.

The Survey Research Center conducted an interactive voice response telephone survey, also known as a “robo-poll,” of 740 respondents on March 21.

Here are some of the other major findings of the survey:

The poll indicates that there is a wide racial divide. Seventy-one percent of whites rate Trump positively while 70 percent of blacks rate him negatively.

While African-American men overall disapprove of Trump, they are more approving of him than are African-American women.

The overall gender gap is primarily due to the fact that African-American women disapprove of Trump by a 3-to-1 margin.

The survey did not find any significant age-based differences in attitudes toward the president. The younger age group was a bit less approving and slightly more disapproving than the older age group.

The political polarization found in this survey is different than what has been found in national polls. Nearly one-quarter of Louisiana Democrats gave Trump a positive evaluation. Fifty-eight percent of independents and third party adherents approve of Trump. Both of those figures are much higher than national polls reflect

To ready the entire survey, click here. The poll, which was conducted under the direction of UNO political scientist Ed Chervenak, yields a 3.6 percent margin of error at a 95 percent level of confidence.

Since 1986, the University of New Orleans Survey Research Center has collected information about public opinions, beliefs and values on a wide range of social, economic and political issues. In that time, it has gained a reputation for accuracy and integrity in public opinion research.