Trump's approval rating drops for handling of virus crisis
Oh, oh--last week's rise in favorable ratings just receded back to approximately where they were earlier.
"Across the three surveys, one thread remains: Democrats are more concerned about getting the coronavirus than Republicans, 97% to 80%, while Independents fall in between, with 92%. The concern levels in the newest poll represent a high for all three ideological groups. Only 3% of Democrats and 8% of Independents are not concerned, compared with 20% of Republicans. . . .
Trump's approval for his handling of the public health crisis is now falling closer to where it was three weeks ago, after a series of polls showed some Americans rallying behind the commander-in-chief - resulting in a slight bump in approval for his response.
But as the month of April begins, Trump's approval for his management of the coronavirus is now under-water, 47-52%. Approval is down from 55% in the poll released on March 20, closer to where it was in the March 13 poll, when it was 43%.
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Trump's approval on coronavirus in this poll is close to his overall approval rating in last week's ABC News/Washington Post poll, when it was 48%.
Consistent with this, in the new ABC News/Ipsos poll, perceptions of Trump among ideologues also appear back closer to where it's long been, with most reverting back to their partisan tribes. Only 9% of Democrats approve of the president's handling of coronavirus, which is less than a third of the 30% of Democrats who said the same in the poll two weeks ago. Meanwhile, 91% of Republicans approve now, which is on par with the March 20 poll."
I think the bump in his ratings last week had more to do with appearing to take things seriously as he appeared daily on TV to address virus issues. Kind of a surprise to see him acting more presidential. However, it turned out that he had little to offer the American people--who preferred listening to NY Gov. Cuomo (Dem.).