After A Brief Bump, Polls Are Now Turning Strongly Against Trump
More than half of Americans now disapprove of President Donald Trump’s handling of the coronavirus, according to a recent CNN poll, and a growing number of voters find the government’s attempt to prevent its spread lacking as well.
Fifty-two percent of Americans said they disapprove of Trump’s response to the crisis, while 45 percent said they approve of the job he is doing. In early March, those numbers were 48 percent and 41 percent, respectively.
The poll also found that 43 percent of Americans believe Trump is doing everything he can to fight the virus, compared with 55 percent who say he could be doing more. CNN noted that the latter includes “17% among those who approve of his handling of it so far and 18% of Republicans.”
A majority of Americans also take issue with the federal government’s attempt to keep the virus from spreading, with 55 percent saying the Trump administration has done a poor job — up eight points in about one week, the news outlet noted.
The poll was conducted for CNN by SSRS April 3 through 6, a time during which the coronavirus death toll rose to more than 12,000 in the U.S. Currently, more than 14,000 people have died from COVID-19 and more than 400,000 have tested positive for the virus.
Trump's overall approval rating stands at 44 percent, according to the poll.