New poll says two thirds of Americans distrust what Donald Trump says about coronavirus as his approval rating on crisis falls to all-time low
- Approval of Trump’s handling of the coronavirus is just 38 per cent, with 60 per cent disapproval
- His approval was at 46 per cent in May
- Just 34 per cent place a great or good deal amount of Trust in Trump
- Sixty four percent trust him not so much
A new poll on the coronavirus shows President Donald Trump’s disapproval rating hitting a new low, with nearly two-thirds of the country not trusting what he says about the pandemic.
The low assessments of the president’s reliability come as the president leads the charge on reopening schools and getting the country back to work, after touting unproven medical treatments that failed to pan out.
Approval of Trump’s handling of the coronavirus among Americans is just 38 per cent – with 60 per cent disapproval.
Approval of President Donald Trump’s handling of the coronavirus drops to 38 per cent in a new poll released Friday
And nearly two-thirds of Americans don’t trust what the president says about the pandemic, according to a new Washington Post / ABC News poll.
Trump’s approval of the issue that has come to dominate the national discussion hits a new low in the survey. His 38 per cent approval is a drop from 46 per cent in May and 45 per cent in late March.
After declaring a ‘war’ on the virus and rushing to produce ventilators and respond to the outbreak, Trump has stressed reopening schools and businesses even as infections and deaths continue to rise.
In recent weeks he has threatened to withhold funds from schools that don’t reopen.
He has limited his remarks and events focused on the virus itself, and has not appeared with the coronavirus task force in weeks. On Thursday he staged an event with two pickup trucks at the White House focused on reducing regulations and red tape.
The number of infected Americans passed 3.5 million this week.
A separate Yahoo News poll shows a strong majority think Trump should not pressure schools to reopen
People wear protective face masks outside the Verizon and H&M stores in midtown as New York City moves into Phase 3 of re-opening following restrictions imposed to curb the coronavirus pandemic on July 14, 2020 in New York City
The president held an event at the White House on Thursday about reducing regulations, but has limited his remarks about the virus
Just 34 per cent place a great deal or good amount of trust in Trump in the survey, compared to 64 per cent who trust him not so much.
My nearly two-to-one, 63 to 33 per cent, Americans favor controlling the spread of the virus, even if it hurts the economy, compared to 33 per cent who would prioritize restarting the economy.
The results come after Trump faced bad polling news on the political front this week – with a series of surveys showing him trailing behind Democrat Joe Biden, both nationally and in key battleground states.