TRUMP AND THE VIRUS
Among adults nationwide
RON’S COMMENT: The following poll results are based on a sample of adults, not voters. As such, they are likely less favorable toward the president than would be a sample of registered or likely voters.
Approval: Do you approve or disapprove of the way Donald Trump is handling the response to the
Handle duties: As you may know, Donald Trump has tested positive for the coronavirus. Do you think he will or will not be able to effectively handle his duties as president if there is a military or national security crisis?
Will be able to handle duties: 50%
Will not be able to handle duties: 50%
Taken risk seriously: In his comments and actions, do you think Donald Trump has or has not taken the risk of contracting the coronavirus seriously enough?
Has taken seriously enough: 27%
Has not taken seriously enough: 72%
Appropriate precautions: Thinking about the coronavirus, do you think Donald Trump took the appropriate precautions when it came to his personal health, or not?
COMMENT: Most adults polled believe the president has not taken the risk of contracting COVID-19 seriously enough and, separately, did not take the appropriate precautions. In both of the questions, 43% of Republicans said the President did not take the risk seriously enough and did not take the appropriate precautions. 95% and 94% of Democrats, respectively, gave those responses.