Mercyhurst Poll: Trump, Congress, and News Media Underwater in Erie County
In the poll, 55% of Erie county voters disapprove of the job Trump is doing as President versus 32% who approve, compared with 49% disapproval and 41% disapproval in February of this year. Trump won Erie County in 2016 with 48.5% of the vote.
Trump’s unfavorability in the county has also dropped since the February poll. 60% of voters say unfavorable opinion of Trump, 19% somewhat and 41% strongly. This compared to 52% unfavorable in February, with 13% having somewhat unfavorable opinons, and 39% having strongly unfavorable.
Congress’s unfavorability numbers are worse than Trump’s in the county though. 68% of voters have an unfavorable view of Congress, 48% somewhat unfavorable and 20% strongly unfavorable.
The news media also came out below water, with 56% of voters saying they have not much or no trust that the media will report a story fully, accurately, and fairly. Erie voters were close to evenly split on media coverage of Trump though, 38% said the media were too hard on Trump and 36% said their coverage was about right.
The poll was conducted using live interviews of 309 registered voters in Erie county from October 16th-24th using live interviews. The margin of error is 4.9%.