TRUMP HANDLING OF CORONAVIRUS
Among adults and voters nationwide
Trump’s rating on handling coronavirus:
% = Approve/Disapprove
(ABC News): 47%/52%
RON’S COMMENT: The three most recent national polls, conducted between March 30 and April 2, show President Trump’s approval rating on handling the coronavirus situation has dipped below 50%. This is a noticeable difference from the March 13-22 period, when we reported three polls showing Trump in majority territory––55%, 56%, 60%.
For a single poll trendline: The ABC News/Ipsos poll had him at 55% for March 18-19, 51% for March 22-25 and now at 47% for April 1-2––that’s an 8-point slide in two weeks.
There had been a bigger gap between Trump’s overall job rating and his coronavirus job rating, which was higher. But the most recent polling shows a convergence trend of both.
Excerpts from the latest ABC poll:
- 89% of Americans report being somewhat or very concerned about being infected by the coronavirus, up from 79% two weeks ago.
- 91% report their regular routine changing because of the outbreak. Among those affected, a majority––56%––say they don’t expect to resume their regular routine until after July 1st.