Amid the Coronavirus crisis and the economic upheaval that came with it, Americans are giving President Trump high marks.
The FOX News poll has not always been good for Trump, but it’s getting better now.
The Hill reports:
Trump hits record approval in Fox News poll
President Trump has the highest approval rating of his time in office, according to a Fox News poll released Thursday.
The Fox News poll found 49 percent of registered voters approve of Trump, his highest point since becoming president. The approval rating is a slight increase from 48 percent in March and 47 percent in February.
The president’s disapproval rating dipped to 49 percent.
Eighty-nine percent of Republicans approve of Trump, 2 percentage points lower than his highest point, 91 percent, in January. He scored at or almost at his records among women, Democrats, whites and white evangelical Christians.
When specifically looking at the pandemic, 51 percent of voters backed Trump…
“The president’s bump in approval isn’t huge, and certainly not on par with the rally effect for George W. Bush after 9/11,” Republican pollster Daron Shaw said, according to Fox News. “But it could be consequential that he’s closing in on 50 percent, which is critical for his reelection chances.”
Here’s more from FOX News:
Fox News Poll: Biden and Trump now tied in race for White House
The presidential race has tightened.
Joe Biden’s recent nine-point edge over Donald Trump has evaporated.
According to a new Fox News Poll of registered voters, the incumbent president and presumed Democratic nominee now tie with 42 percent support apiece.
Some 16 percent would vote for a third-party candidate or are undecided. Trump’s 42 percent support is, by a narrow margin, his highest ever against Biden, while Biden’s mark is his lowest by far.
Two weeks ago, Biden was up by 49-40 percent (March 21-24). Some of the most significant declines in his support come from women (-9 points) and non-whites (-11). Yet, the most troublesome shift is among Democrats, as just 80 percent back him, down from 87 percent in March.
It’s hard to put too much faith in polls after 2016, but this is interesting.