Trump's approval rating drops for handling of virus crisis

dublinbay z6 (KS)

Oh, oh--last week's rise in favorable ratings just receded back to approximately where they were earlier.

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"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."


https://www.yahoo.com/gma/fewer-half-americans-believe-daily-routine-return-normal-100000360--abc-news-topstories.html

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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.).

Kate

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socks(10a)

I hold trump totally responsible since he disbanded U.S. Agency for International Development's program to monitor and predict health threats around the world. It was stopped in September 2019. So, trump, the buck does stop with you whether you like it or not. No amount of hand washing will clean yours.

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leona_2008

^^^ Amen!!

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Nana H

I saw Rasmussen came in at 44. That surprised me.


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adoptedbyhounds

"I hold trump totally responsible since he disbanded U.S. Agency for International Development's program to monitor and predict health threats around the world."

Perhaps he didn't go far enough. USAID sent supplies to foreign countries that we need here at home. I posted the article earlier, but here it is again, for those who might have missed it.

FTA: The administration has also placed a moratorium on overseas shipments of USAID’s stockpiles of protective gear and is asking that the equipment be sent to the U.S. instead, other officials said.

https://www.politico.com/news/2020/03/31/pence-task-force-coronavirus-aid-157806


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graywings123(7)

But he is #1 on Facebook!

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dublinbay z6 (KS)

"But as the month of April begins, Trump's approval for his management of the coronavirus is now under-water, 47-52%."

Say what you want, but that translates as 47% approving of Trump's handling of the coronavirus crisis, and 52% disapproving of it.

Kate

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Olychick

I can't believe it's that high. Truly, have our expectations of competency sunk so low that 47% think this is ok?

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bfox254

That 47% will prop him up no matter what happens. They are so conditioned to blindly support and defend Trump that they can no longer objectively see the reality of the situation he's put us in. People are literally dying and they continue to excuse him.

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bfox254

I've been thinking a lot about this and come to the conclusion that it's time for democrats to hammer Trump hard during this election cycle. I've already seen some ads and opinion pieces that are brutal and I hope they continue to escalate the attack. Sorry Michelle, we go high when they go low is no longer a viable strategy. The future of our country and literally our lives hang in the balance. Do whatever it takes to get rid of him.

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jerzeegirl (FL zone 9B)(9b)

I wonder if it occurred to him that being #1 on Facebook is not necessarily a good thing.

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dublinbay z6 (KS)

He's still looking for that extra "3 million" popular votes that he lost to Hillary back in 2016.

Kate

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foodonastump

None of it matters, he’ll win again. Where do we stand? Is Biden still running? Last I saw him was a CNN town hall. He had me so riveted it took me like 20 minutes to notice someone changed the channel.

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Nana H

I dunno FOAS, maybe a bit of boring and calm might be good. it will be interesting to see how Trumps numbers do in those critical seeing States.


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bfox254

Yep, I wouldn't mind if we had a president who just did his job professionally and competently and faded into the background for a while

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Ziemia(6a)

An update from today:

Anthony Fauci's coronavirus approval rating in Florida is almost double Trump's, according to a new poll

https://www.businessinsider.com/coronavirus-faucis-florida-approval-rating-is-almost-double-trumps-2020-4

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Olychick

Uh, oh, trump's not going to like that.

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Elizabeth

Being first on Facebook is like sitting at the "cool kids" table in the mental hospital.


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be happy

bfox254 - if you wanted to do whatever it takes to get rid of him, then you may need to go a little more moderate on gun control, immigration, student loan forgiveness and all the free free free stuff.

Many know what a joke he is but we will still vote for him before we will go against where we stand on these issues.


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Nana H

"Many know what a joke he is but we will still vote for him before we will go against where we stand on these issues."


Like your honesty be happy. It's refreshing.

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cyn427 NoVaZone7

"Many know what a joke he is but we will still vote for him before we will go against where we stand on these issues...and all the free free free stuff"

The only people getting any free stuff these days are Trump, his family, and his wealthy cronies.


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Kathy

Free free stuff? Like tax cuts for billionaires, deals for Republican donors, socialism for the wealthy? What will you say when they cut SS and Medicare to pay for it?

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gizmo

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Polls indicate that "great ratings" for Trump's task-force pep rallies may be a bad thing for his approval numbers. Go figure!

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heri_cles

A few more wrong moves and Trumpy could lose 40+ States in the election. On the other hand if Hyrdochlorinque rapidly halts the spread of Covd-19, the economy recovers, hand sanitizer and TP are back on the shelves, Trump will be in position to possibly win.

I want this pandemic and Trump to come to an end as soon as possible.

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Kathy

I can’t resist—-Humpty Trumpty sat on the wall—-

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cecily 7A

Stimulus checks are supposedly going out this week; Trump should get a bump from that. My area has a high cost of living so my friends and neighbors are joking that it would take a whole lot more than $1200 to buy their votes.

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