The Morning Brew: Oklahomans still love Trump
TRump remains popular in oklahoma
Ahead of his State of the Union address Tuesday night, Gallup released state-by-state approval numbers for Donald Trump and, not surprisingly, Oklahoma is among 11 states where his approval rating is above 50 percent.
Trump averaged 50% or higher approval in 12 states in total, primarily in the states where he received the most votes in the 2016 election. In addition to West Virginia, the states where at least half the respondents approved of Trump included several western states (Wyoming, Idaho, Montana and Alaska), several southern states (Oklahoma, Alabama, Kentucky, Tennessee and Arkansas) and two Midwestern states (North and South Dakota).
Trump earned between 40% and 49% approval -- above his national average -- in 20 states. These were predominantly in the Midwest and South, and included several of the key rustbelt states that were critical to his 2016 victory: Ohio, Pennsylvania, Wisconsin and Michigan.