Trump’s numbers just keep going up.
A new Gallup poll finds 60 percent approve of Trump’s handling of the Coronavirus crisis.
President Donald Trump may be enjoying a small rally in public support as the nation faces the COVID-19 pandemic. Forty-nine percent of U.S. adults, up from 44% earlier this month, approve of the job Trump is doing as president. Trump also had 49% job approval ratings — the best of his presidency — in late January and early February around the time of the Senate impeachment trial that resulted in his acquittal.
Independents’ and Democrats’ approval of Trump’s performance has increased slightly since earlier this month, tying as the best he has registered to date among each group. The president’s approval rating among Republicans was already above 90%, and remains so — but is not currently his highest on record (94% in late January).
Trump’s response to the novel coronavirus pandemic may be behind his higher overall approval rating. Americans give the president generally positive reviews for his handling of the situation, with 60% approving and 38% disapproving. Ninety-four percent of Republicans, 60% of independents and 27% of Democrats approve of his response.
60 percent of independents. That. Is. Huge.
His job approval numbers are up too.
New Gallup poll – Trump job performance
Gallup has been polling Trump's approval on a near-weekly basis. This is only the second time he's posted a net-positive rating (+4). Previous best was +1 in early February. Low was -25 twice in 2017: pic.twitter.com/189T4A07jQ
— Steve Kornacki (@SteveKornacki) March 24, 2020
On top of that, Trump is now more trusted on this issue than Democrats:
What was once an outlier is now a trend:
Two Democratic pollsters find a majority of registered voters approve of Trump’s handling of COVID-19, and trust him more on the issue than Congressional Democrats.https://t.co/bFQqvVwrA5 pic.twitter.com/uoXI83Avsp
— Kevin Robillard (@Robillard) March 24, 2020
People can clearly see how hard Trump is working through all of this.
He deserves these numbers.