ABC Poll Shows 55% Approve of Trump's Coronavirus Response ABC Poll Shows 55% Approve of Trump's Coronavirus Response

ABC Poll Shows 55% Approve of Trump’s Coronavirus Response


Despite the media's relentless negative coverage, President Trump has scored an incredible 55% approval rating on his coronavirus response.

This is according to a new poll conducted by ABC.

A 55% approval is remarkable, especially considering that the COVID-19 pandemic has altered the narrative around the 2020 election.

Strong economic gains and a vibrant U.S. economy were the key messaging points of Trump's reelection bid.

Uncertainty around the coronavirus has caused the stock market to swing wildly.

Still, with economic uncertainty and negative press coverage, President Trump is able to boast a 55% approval rating of his crisis response.

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The media has been sensationalizing stories about a lack of testing kits and the stock market response.

However, President Trump's decisive actions to protect our borders, declare a national emergency, and involve the private sector has gotten praise from every day Americans.

According to the poll, 92 percent of Republicans approve and 30 percent of Democrats approve.

ABC News reports on the +12% point gain Trump received in just one week:

As a deepening public health crisis rocks the nation, a new ABC News/Ipsos poll released Friday shows a far different portrait of a country than from only one week ago, as nearly three in four Americans now say their lives have been upended in some way by the novel coronavirus and President Donald Trump's approval for his handling of the outbreak is on the rise.

In the new poll, 55% of Americans approve of the president's management of the crisis, compared to 43% who disapprove. Trump’s approval on this issue is up from last week, when the numbers were nearly reversed. Only 43% approved of Trump's handling of the pandemic and 54% disapproved in last week's poll.

Over the course of a week, the president has shifted his approach and tone, giving daily briefings on the crisis since Saturday, alongside the White House task force leading the response to the coronavirus and announcing some severe measures to combat the virus. He's also taken on a more somber tone, saying of his own tenor "people actually liked it" as the reality of the scale of the virus set in.

This week, 72% said their lives have been disrupted in some way by the coronavirus, either by canceling going out to dinner, taking a vacation, or attending religious services, among other options, a massive 46-point leap from last week when only about one-quarter of Americans said the same.

The poll conducted by Ipsos in partnership with ABC News, using Ipsos’ Knowledge Panel, asked Americans about the disruption to their daily lives amid more urgent efforts to contain the spread of the global pandemic, Trump's response, and their concerns over contracting the virus.

During the two days in which the poll was conducted, the president signed an economic relief bill to help combat the coronavirus, ensuring free testing and paid leave for certain workers, governors and local leaders across the country have imposed more stringent restrictions on travel and day-to-day movements, trading on Wall Street was halted again after the stock market continued to plunge and the number of confirmed cases of the coronavirus hiked to over 9,000 across all 50 states.

In this time of crisis, President Trump has temporarily suspended campaign rallies and has focused not on reelection, but on serving and protecting the American people.

His policies, including the early decision to restrict travel from China, have often proven to be ahead of the curve.

The poll was conducted by Ipsos in partnership with ABC News.

A multitude of questions were asked, including voter concerns over contracting the virus. 

What the poll found is that more people are worried about contracting the disease, but as that number increases, so does the percentage of people supporting the president's actions.

Breitbart has a breakdown of the 55% of Americans who approve of Trump's coronavirus response:

Anxiety over the coronavirus is widespread, according to the poll, with 79 percent of Americans saying they are concerned that they or someone they know will be infected, which is a significant uptick from last week when 66 percent said the same.

Among Democrats, 87 percent are concerned about getting coronavirus, including 37 percent who are very concerned. Republicans remain the least concerned among the ideological groups, with 66 percent saying they are concerned, including 23 percent who are very concerned.

Only 12 percent of Democrats and 34 percent of Republicans are not concerned.

Overall attitudes towards Trump’s handling of the crisis also strongly breaks along partisan party lines.

In a split from Democrats’ overall attitudes, even from last week, 30 percent of Democrats approve, which is about double the number from last week’s poll, and 69 percent disapprove, down from 86 percent. Meanwhile, an overwhelming 92 percent of Republicans approve, up from 86 percent last week. Only 8 percent disapprove, compared to 11 percent in last week’s poll.

Aside from Twitter, which President Trump uses to bypass the media and speak straight to the American people, the president is also using daily briefings to provide updates on what federal and state governments are doing.

Not only is Trump taking bold, decisive action, but he's also increasing transparency and communication.

Even as the media attempts to spin this, it is clear that voters approve of Trump's response!


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