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Statewide poll reveals President's job approval rating a growing partisan divide

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A statewide poll indicates there is a distinctive partisan divide when it comes to politics at the federal level. WGVU breaks down the latest voter survey.

Lansing-based EPIC-MRA recently surveyed 600 registered Michigan voters likely to vote in the 2018 midterm election. Survey respondents were asked if the country is headed in the right or wrong direction - 48% say “wrong track” while 37% believe it’s heading in the “right direction.”

President Donald Trump’s job approval rating was also polled with 41% awarding him positive marks and 57% give him a negative rating.

The breakdown by party affiliation is stark with 80% of Republicans giving the President high marks and 93% of Democrats disapproving of his work in the Oval Office. Independents break 41% positive and 57% negative.

Finally, when asked about the 2018 Presidential election and a hypothetical matchup between Donald Trump and Democrat Joe Biden – and if that election were held today – 52% say they’ll vote for Biden with Trump receiving 39% of the vote.

The poll reveals 43% percent of respondents were Democrats, 41% Republican, 13% Independent and 3% characterize themselves as undecided or other.

The Epic-MRA poll has a 4% +/- margin for error.

Patrick Center, WGVU News.