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President Donald Trump listens during a meeting with the Fraternal Order of Police, Tuesday, March 28, 2017, in the Roosevelt Room of the White House in Washington. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci) 

In November, 58 percent of Louisiana voters cast their ballots for Donald Trump. A little more than two months into his presidency, his approval rating in Louisiana is ... 58 percent.

That's according to a a survey by the University of New Orleans Survey Research Center, taken on March 21, according to a report by WWL-TV.

Trump's approval rating in the Louisiana survey is 16 percentage points above the nationwide number of 42 percent found in an Associated Press-NORC Center of Public Affairs Research poll, taken over five days in late March.


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By contrast, at this point in their presidencies, Barack Obama's nationwide approval rating was above 60 percent in Gallup polling and George W. Bush's was above 50 percent. Gallup's own measure of Trump's approval has dipped below 40 percent.

Trump has suffered defeats in the federal courts, which twice temporarily halted his travel ban on some foreigners, and in Congress, where discord among Republicans has stymied legislation to up-end Obama's signature health care law. The FBI, along with Congress, is probing Russia's meddling in the 2016 election and any possible coordination with the Trump campaign.

The president has responded in public with belligerent tweets often blaming the media, Democrats, conservative Republicans and others.

Nationwide, white voters — who formed an important chunk of Trump's political base during the election — divide about evenly on the approval question, 53 percent approving and 47 percent disapproving.

In the Louisiana survey, about 71 percent of white voters gave Trump positive marks, while 70 percent of African-American voters felt the opposite way.

The Associated Press contributed to this report