Your Turn gives Beast Inside members a chance to weigh in with questions and perspectives about what’s happening in the news for a chance to be published on the homepage. Thank you to member Muriel Schuerman for this week’s question on the number and location of President Trump’s most loyal voters.
What is the size and geographical distribution of Trump’s supporters? Don’t tell me about the 2016 election: A lot of voters simply voted against Hillary, but she won’t be on the ticket again... So, realistically what does his “base” really amount to?
So the fastest way to answer this is to look at Trump’s approval rating over time. There are a few poll aggregators out there that pull from different polling sources and average or weight the results—Real Clear Politics, FiveThirtyEight—and the old reliable standard from Gallup.