Ahead of Trump’s first State of the Union, state of his approval ratings not great

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President Donald Trump will deliver his first State of the Union address Tuesday night. (Evan Vucci/AP Photo)

President Donald Trump will deliver his first State of the Union address Tuesday night. (Evan Vucci/AP Photo)

NewsWorks Tonight host Dave Heller sits down for his weekly conversation with Gallup’s Frank Newport to talk about trends in U.S. opinion.

Tapping into the public perspective four days out from President Donald Trump’s first State of the Union address, one thing is apparent: The state of the president’s approval rating one year in office is not great.

The variables predicting Trump’s job approval rating are party identification followed by ideology and race.

Despite what some pundits say, Trump’s approval profile is about what would be predicted for a Republican president.

But one thing is clear — there are huge differences in how Republicans and Democrats view the state of the union. And that flipped this year — on many of the same issues — including the economy.

Listen to the audio above to hear the full conversation.

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