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Robopoll: Trump's job approval is 38% in Miami-Dade


Only 38 percent of likely Miami-Dade County voters approve of the work President Donald Trump has done so far, according to a new robopoll.

But since Trump only got 34 percent of the county vote last November, that might not actually be so bad, according to Republican pollster Armando Ibarra of AI Advisory, which conducted the automated survey.

"For the time being, Republicans might live to fight another day," he said. "It's not a crisis -- yet."

His poll found a generic Democrat would lead a generic Republican in a hypothetical Miami-Dade election by 47-37 percent.

As with all robopolls, it's important to note they usually skew Republican because they usually miss cellphone-only voters, who tend to be young, poor and minority -- the Democratic Party base.

Trump's job approval is fueled by the 79 percent of Republicans who like what he's doing, compared to 83 percent of Democrats and 59 percent of no-party-affiliated voters who disapprove. While 61 percent of Cubans approve of Trump's performance, 61 percent of Latinos disapprove, as do 79 percent of blacks.

Like Trump, Gov. Rick Scott is similarly underwater -- a sign voters might not differentiate much between the two Republicans, Ibarra said. Only 38 percent of respondents approve of Scott's job performance, compared to 47 percent who disapprove.

The robopoll of 2,933 likely Miami-Dade voters was conducted in English and Spanish on May 15-16. It has an error margin of 1.8 percentage points.