Gov. Kay Ivey has a higher approval rating in Alabama than President Donald Trump, according to a new poll released this week.
Sixty percent of Alabamians approve of the job Ivey, elected to her first full term last year, is doing. Another 28 percent disapprove and 12 percent are not sure, according to a poll released today by Florida-based Mason-Dixon Polling and Strategy.
Statewide, 52 percent of Alabamians approve of Trump’s performance, 44 percent disapprove. His support was lowest — 31 percent– in Montgomery and the Black Belt.
Sen. Richard Shelby’s approval rating was 52 percent, while 35 percent disapproved and 13 percent were undecided about his job performance.
The GOP trio’s strongest support came for those who identify themselves as Republicans, men,
whites and older voters, according to Mason-Dixon. Support was generally lower among Democrats, women, African-American voters and younger voters. But while Trump only received a 4 percent approval rating from Democrats, Shelby received 29 percent and Ivey received 41 percent
Trump’s support among Republicans was 87 percent, compared to Ivey’s 75 percent and Shelby’s 65 percent.
Mason-Dixon interviewed 625 registered Alabama voters for the poll. The margin for error is 4 percentage points.