NEW POLL: Trump’s Coronavirus Response Hits New Low

A new poll shows that approval of Trump’s handling of the coronavirus hit a new low and more Americans say the country is heading in the wrong direction than at any point of his presidency. It’s clear why. Every step of the way, Trump’s failed response has gone in opposition to what Americans knew was the safe and smart thing to do.

Americans disapprove of Trump’s coronavirus response and the vast majority say our country is heading in the wrong direction. It’s clear why.

Associated Press: “A new poll from The Associated Press-NORC Center for Public Affairs Research also finds Trump’s approval for his handling of the COVID-19 pandemic falling to a new low, with just 32% of Americans supportive of his approach.”

Kaiser Family Foundation: “Four months out from 2020 election, voters give President Trump negative ratings on his overall job approval as well as his handling of key issues that will likely decide the election President Trump also now garners his lowest net approval on the handling of the coronavirus outbreak in the U.S. since KFF began polling on the topic. One-third (35%) of voters approve of his handling of the coronavirus outbreak in the U.S. while six in ten (61%) voters disapprove (net approval of -26 percentage points).”

Associated Press: “8 in 10 Americans say the country is heading in the wrong direction. That’s more than at any point since Trump took office.”

Trump is pushing to unsafely reopen schools. Very few Americans support fully reopening without restrictions.

Associated Press: “Only about 1 in 10 Americans think daycare centers, preschools or K-12 schools should open this fall without restrictions.”

Trump refused to wear a mask and downplayed the effectiveness for months. Americans support mask requirements.

Associated Press: “Three out of four Americans, including a majority of Republicans, favor requiring people to wear face coverings while outside their homes.”

Americans were concerned Trump would move too quickly to reopen the country. They were right. Now they think their jobs aren’t coming back.

Pew Research: “With the Trump administration and many state governors actively considering ways to revive the stalled U.S. economy, the public strikes a decidedly cautious note on easing strict limits on public activity. About twice as many Americans say their greater concern is that state governments will lift restrictions on public activity too quickly (66%) as say it will not happen quickly enough (32%).”

Associated Press: “In April, 78% of those in households with a job loss thought they’d be temporary. Now, 47% think that lost job is definitely or probably not coming back.”