Trump has few supporters in his hometown: poll

Trump has few supporters in his hometown: poll

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WASHINGTON—President Donald Trump is deeply unpopular in his old stomping grounds, according to a Quinnipiac University poll released Monday.

Among New York City voters, Trump has a net approval rating of 61 percent, the lowest charted by Quinnipiac in any poll conducted for New York City as well as those conducted state and nationwide.

Seventy-nine percent of voters in the Big Apple said that they disapprove of the President’s performance while just 18 percent approve.

A lifelong New Yorker, Trump was raised in Queens before expanding into Manhattan’s real estate world.

In September of last year, Trump predicted that he would win New York in the 2016 presidential election.

“It’s going to shock people, and by the way, you know if we win this state, it’s over,” Trump said during remarks at the New York Conservative Party’s convention. “We win, OK? We win.”

It was a bold prediction, but one that didn’t pan out.

Trump won the presidency, but lost his home state to Democratic nominee, and former New York Senator, Hillary Clinton by approximately 59 to 38 percent margin.

The poll also found that the President is far less popular than New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio, whom Trump took a veiled swipe at on Friday in a speech to Long Island police officers.

“I’ve met police that are great police that aren’t allowed to do their job because they have a pathetic mayor or a mayor doesn’t know what’s going on,” Trump said.

After being met with applause, Trump cheekily replied “Were you applauding for someone in particular?”

The Mayor’s net approval rating is at 8 percent.

Monday’s poll was conducted among 877 self-identified registered voters across New York City’s five boroughs between July 20 and 26. There is a margin of error of plus or minus 4.1 percentage points.

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