Ivey, Trump have high approval in new Alabama poll

Ivey, Trump have high approval in new Alabama poll

By TODD STACY, Alabama Daily News

MONTGOMERY, Ala. – A new Alabama Daily News poll shows Gov. Kay Ivey and President Donald Trump enjoying high approval ratings among voters in Alabama.

In a survey conducted Feb 4-6, 64% of voters approve of the job Ivey is doing as governor while 29% disapprove. For Trump, 58% of Alabama voters approve of his performance as president while 37% disapprove.

The poll was conducted by Mason-Dixon Polling & Strategy on behalf of Alabama Daily News and its news partners. It surveyed 625 registered voters in Alabama with a margin of error of +/-4%. 

Ivey’s higher rating can be traced to broader support among African Americans and Democrats. Forty-one percent of black voters said they approve of Ivey’s job performance while 50% said they disapprove. For Trump, just 11% of black voters approve while 78% disapprove.

Trump maintains absolute dominance of the Republican Party in Alabama, according to the survey. A full 97% of Republican voters said they approve of Trump’s job performance while just 1% said they disapprove. Ivey’s rating was slightly less dominant among Republicans with 84% saying they approve and 11% saying they disapprove and 5% unsure.

 

Gov. Kay Ivey Job Performance by Party

PartyApproveDisapproveNot Sure
Republican84%11%9%
Democrat36%55%9%
Independent68%25%7%

President Donald Trump Job Performance by Party

PartyApproveDisapproveNot Sure
Republican97%1%2%
Democrat10%84%6%
Independent56%35%9%

Gov. Kay Ivey Job Performance by Race

RaceApproveDisapproveNot Sure
White74%20%6%
Black41%50%9%

President Donald Trump Job Performance by Race

RaceApproveDisapproveNot Sure
White78%18%6%
Black11%82%7%

Gov. Kay Ivey Job Performance by Region

RegionApproveDisapproveNot Sure
Northern Alabama67%26%7%
Birmingham Metro62%30%8%
Eastern Alabama71%23%6%
Montgomery/Black Belt44%47%8%
South Alabama69%26%5%

President Donald Trump Job Performance by Region

RegionApproveDisapproveNot Sure
Northern Alabama62%33%5%
Birmingham Metro56%41%3%
Eastern Alabama63%33%4%
Montgomery/Black Belt44%49%7%
South Alabama61%36%3%

Methodology

A total of 625 registered Alabama voters were interviewed live by telephone statewide. Those interviewed were randomly selected from a phone-matched Alabama voter registration list that included both land-line and cell phone numbers. Quotas were assigned to reflect voter registration by county.

The margin for error, according to standards customarily used by statisticians, is no more than +/- 4 percentage points. This means that there is a 95% probability that the “true” figure would fall within that range if all voters were surveyed. The margin for error is higher for any subgroup, such as a gender or age grouping.