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It was at a San Jose, California campaign rally in June of 2016 when then-candidate Donald Trump singled out an African American man in the audience, raising eyebrows by referring to him in possessive terms, saying:

"Oh, look at my African-American over here. Are you the greatest? Do you know what I'm talking about?"

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President Donald Trump gives remarks at the Ronald Reagan Building and International Trade Center in Washington, D.C., on Wednesday, July 10, 2019. (Photo by Cheriss May/NurPhoto)

Just last week, a Washington Post/ABC poll saw President Donald Trump's national approval rating reach the highest of his presidency. While that national approval rating has hovered in the mid-40s, a state-by-state examination of Trump's job approval indicates that winning the 270 electoral college votes needed to take the White House for another four years may be slipping out of reach.

The data comes from the online polling firm Civiqs, which found that ten crucial states Trump took in 2016. Among them are some of the most sought-after swing states in the union: Florida, Iowa, North Carolina, Ohio, Michigan, Pennsylvania, and Wisconsin.

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While departing from the White House for a diplomatic mission to Japan, President Donald Trump spoke with the press. When asked for his thoughts on how the multiple investigations into his presidential administration, campaign, businesses and charitable foundation might affect his reelection chances in 2020, the President stated his approval poll numbers were great.

Trump said:

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MOBILE, AL - DECEMBER 17: President-elect Donald Trump speaks during a thank you rally in Ladd-Peebles Stadium on December 17, 2016 in Mobile, Alabama. (Photo by Mark Wallheiser/Getty Images)

President Donald Trump continues to chase after the elusive 50 percent or higher approval rating. Thus far he has only hit that mark on the conservative Rasmussen poll a handful of times during his presidency .

This has not stopped Trump from claiming a higher approval rating however. In the past he has misread or misunderstood poll results and cited them as proof of a high approval rating when it was his disapproval rating that charted well over 50 percent.

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United States President Donald J. Trump attends the 2019 National Prayer Breakfast. (Chris Kleponis/Polaris/Getty images)

President Donald Trump is the only President who has failed to reach an approval rating over 50 percent nationally. But he could always count on his supporters in certain states for their approval.

However the latest Morning Consult poll shows even that support has dwindled.

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WASHINGTON, DC - JANUARY 25: (AFP OUT) US President Donald Trump makes a statement announcing that a deal has been reached to reopen the government through Feb. 15 during an event in the Rose Garden of the White House January 25, 2019 in Washington, DC. The White House announced they've reached a deal with Congress to end the shutdown and open the federal government for three weeks to give time to work out a larger immigration and border security deal. (Photo by Olivier Douliery-Pool/Getty Images)

The American people have made their opinions clear about President Trump, and it's not pretty. In a poll conducted by The Washington Post and ABC News, almost 6 in 10 people said they have an "unfavorable view of the president as a person."

Ouch. That's got to burn.

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US President Donald Trump speaks during a fundraiser in Sioux Falls, South Dakota on September 7, 2018. (Photo by Nicholas Kamm / AFP) (Photo credit should read NICHOLAS KAMM/AFP/Getty Images)

According to polls from varied sources, the view of the United States economy rarely rated higher than now. Only during the booming tech stock period from 1998 to the beginning of 2001 have polls shown higher numbers regarding the economy.

But another approval number continues to fall pointing to an unusual disconnect.

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