Presidential candidates in the battleground states of Pennsylvania and the District of Maryland have been among the most popular in recent years, according to new Gallup polling.
The news comes as President Donald Trump is facing growing pressure from his fellow Republicans in Congress to resign over the firing of former FBI Director James Comey, who was dismissed for his handling of the probe into Russian interference in the 2016 presidential election.
Trump’s approval rating in Pennsylvania has fallen from 59% in January to 43% today, according the survey released Thursday.
The state has seen a sharp drop in Trump’s approval among those who said they approved of his performance as president.
In Maryland, however, approval ratings for Trump have rebounded to 55%, from 43% in December.
The poll was conducted Jan. 22-28 among 1,003 adults in Pennsylvania, 514 adults in Maryland, and 671 in the District.
It had a margin of error of plus or minus 2.4 percentage points.
Trump has been largely unfavorably viewed in Maryland and Pennsylvania, while Trump is more popular among Democrats than independents.