Support for President Donald Trump is falling among college-educated white voters, compared to how many voted for him in 13 swing states.
North Carolina and Florida saw the biggest drop in support, according to state-by-state Gallup results based on interviews with 81,155 adults in nightly tracking polls from Jan. 20-June 30.
Trump’s 2016 vote total and his recent approval ratings show a 19-point difference among college-educated white voters – 10 points lower than the national average in North Carolina and Florida.
In the general election, Trump carried 48 percent of college-educated whites in the U.S., down from 56 percent who supported former candidate Mitt Romney in 2012.
Trump still led Hillary Clinton among white college-educated voters in the election, winning them in nine of the 13 swing states and tying her for them in Pennsylvania.
But that support seems to be eroding in those same states, according to the Gallup results, including Georgia, Ohio, Virginia, Michigan and Minnesota. Trump’s approval rating among white-collar whites has dipped to 50 percent or below in Texas, Georgia, Nevada and Arizona. And the approval rating has fallen below 40 percent in seven states, including four that were crucial to his 2016 win – North Carolina, Michigan, Pennsylvania and Wisconsin.