Trump has been extremely proactive throughout this crisis.
He is on TV almost every day, flanked by members of his team, fielding questions and giving Americans reassurance and updates about what is being done.
A new poll indicates that Americans approve of the president’s performance.
Poll: Majority of Americans now approve of Trump’s coronavirus management
A majority of Americans now approve of President Donald Trump’s handling of the coronavirus pandemic, according to a new survey, as the administration has issued stricter federal guidelines in recent days and the president has adopted a more public-facing role in combating the disease.
An ABC News/Ipsos poll released Friday reports that 55 percent of respondents approve of Trump’s management of the public health crisis, while 43 percent disapprove. The latest figures represent a boost in the president’s rating from the previous iteration of the survey, published one week ago, which showed only 43 percent approval for Trump and 54 percent disapproval.
The uptick in public sentiment comes in the wake of a variety of measures the president has taken to combat the rapid spread of COVID-19 within the United States. Trump has been widely criticized for his initial response to the pandemic, as well as his adminitration’s inability to quickly ramp up testing across the country.
Since last Friday, Trump has declared a national emergency, expanded the European travel ban, urged against group gatherings of more than 10 people, signaled his support for dispensing checks to affected Americans, and invoked the Defense Production Act — although he has stopped short of actually triggering the statute.
Trump is working hard and people can see it.
The Trump administration is taking unprecedented action every day to keep Americans safe.
— Ronna McDaniel (@GOPChairwoman) March 20, 2020
53% overall job approval
56% approve COVID-19 response
60% approval on economy
55% of Americans approve Trump's coronavirus handlinghttps://t.co/PFbXCjai2T
— Giancarlo Sopo (@GiancarloSopo) March 20, 2020
ABC News/Ipsos poll: 55% approve of President Trump's handling of coronavirus response, up 12 points from 43% last week: https://t.co/b53TDn2mLy
— Joe Concha (@JoeConchaTV) March 20, 2020
This news will make Democrats and the media sad but that’s just too bad.