The new Gallop poll is showing Trump’s job approval rating at 49 percent, up from 44 percent in the same survey earlier this month. This 5 percent improvement matches his highest rating that he first obtained in late January of this year.
The president’s job approval rating has remained steady among Republicans (92 percent), but he’s gained 8 points among independents (43 percent) and 6 points among Democrats (13 percent).
Trump has been criticized by a number of Democrats in Washington who say he was too slow to recognize the threat of the virus and that he downplayed the threat at critical moments early on.
But the president’s daily press briefings, in which he has surrounded himself with health experts, appears to be cutting through to the public. and that his handling of the coronavirus response is behind the approval rating bump. Sixty percent of voters overall said they approve of the job Trump is doing to address the epidemic, including 94 percent of Republicans, 60 percent of independents and 27 percent of Democrats.
Gallup analyst Jeffrey M. Jones likened the jump in approval to those past presidents have received during times of crisis.
Mr Jones said “Historically, presidential job approval has increased when the nation is under threat.
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