Poll: Trump's job approval numbers falling in Michigan

Poll: Trump's job approval numbers falling in Michigan
© WhiteHouse.gov

President Trump's job approval rating has fallen in Michigan, according to a new survey.

About six in 10 likely Michigan voters, 61 percent, gave Trump a negative job rating, according to the EPIC-MRA poll reported by the Detroit Free Press. That's up 5 points from a survey taken in February.

Just 12 percent of respondents gave the president a positive job rating, down from 18 percent in the February poll.

The poll also found that 55 percent of those in Michigan think the direction of the country has taken a "wrong turn." Only 31 percent of respondents think the country is heading in the right direction.

ADVERTISEMENT

Sixty percent of those in Michigan think the economy is improving, down from 67 who said the same in the February survey.

The poll of 600 likely Michigan voters was conducted May 20-24 and has a margin of error of 4 percentage points.

Trump has been dogged by a series of controversies in recent weeks after several revelations tied to the investigation into Russia's interference in the 2016 presidential race.

Earlier this month, the Justice Department named a special counsel to investigate the Russian meddling in the election.

Trump has decried the Russia investigation as a "witch hunt" and has said it is an excuse by the Democrats for their loss in the presidential race.

According to the RealClearPolitics average of polls, 39.6 percent of respondents approve of the job Trump is doing as president, compared to 54.6 percent who disapprove.