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Trump's Approval Rating Below 40 Percent In Key States (Photos)

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New poll results reveal that President Donald Trump's approval rating has dropped dangerously low in some crucial swing states.

According to three new NBC/Marist polls, the president's rating is below 40 percent in Michigan, Pennsylvania, and Wisconsin, reports The Inquisitr.

His surprise wins in each of those three states was key to his upset victory over former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton in November 2016, as he became the first Republican to carry those states since the 1980s, notes NBC News.

When polls asked voters which party they prefer to control Congress after the 2018 midterms, they preferred Democrats by a double-digit margin in Michigan and Pennsylvania, and an 8-point margin in Wisconsin.

In all three states, more than 60 percent of respondents said that Trump's conduct as president has embarrassed them.

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Disapproval of Trump's job performance is 56 percent in Wisconsin, 55 percent in Michigan, and 54 percent in Pennsylvania.

About 60 percent of voters in all three states believe that Trump's presidency has weakened the United States internationally.

The president's numbers do rise above the 40 percent mark when it comes to economic issues, though. In Michigan, 42 percent of voters said he has made the economy stronger. That number is 1 point lower among Wisconsin voters, and is highest in Pennsylvania at 45 percent.

As NBC notes, the polls were conducted from Aug. 12-17, just following the controversy surrounding the Aug. 12 "Unite The Right" rally in Charlottesville, Virginia.

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The rally, which the Southern Poverty Law Center described as "largest hate-gathering of its kind in decades in the United States," attracted thousands from neo-Nazi groups, the Ku Klux Klan and other far-right organizations.

The rally was inspired by the planned removal of a statue of Confederate General Robert E. Lee from Emancipation Park, formerly known as Lee Park.

Thousands of counter-protesters were also in attendance, and the event turned violent, culminating in one death and 19 injuries when alleged white supremacist James Alex Fields, Jr. allegedly drove into a crowd of counter-protestors.

Two Virginia state troopers also died when their helicopter crashed while responding to the violence, reports The New York Times.

Trump was widely criticized for his response to the events at the rally, in which he initially placed the blame "on many sides."

Trump's response even led Democratic Rep. Zoe Lofgren of California to question his sanity, reports HuffPost.

On Aug. 18, Lofgren introduced a bill on that, if passed, would require Trump to undergo a physical and mental health exam to determine whether or not he is fit to remain in office.

"Does the President suffer from early stage dementia?" Lofgren asked in a statement announcing the bill. "Has emotional disorder so impaired the President that he is unable to discharge his duties? Is the President mentally and emotionally stable?"

"Why can't he just condemn Nazis?" she asked on Twitter, following his initial response to the violence in Charlottesville.

Sources: The Inquisitr, NBC News, The New York Times, HuffPost / Featured Image: Michael Vadon/Wikimedia Commons / Embedded Images: Mark Wilson/Getty Images via The Inquisitr, Drew Angerer/Getty Images via The Inquisitr

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