A new YouGov poll found that approval of President Trump’s handling of the Wuhan coronavirus skyrocketed over the last two weeks. In the last round of polling, 56 percent of those surveyed expressed disapproval of President Trump’s handling of the pandemic, versus just 46 percent now.
President Donald Trump's coronavirus approval rating is much better than it was two weeks ago, when 56% disapproved of how he was handling it.— YouGovUS (@YouGovUS) March 19, 2020
Approve - 45%
Disapprove - 46%
(via @TheEconomist/@YouGovUS Poll) https://t.co/8ilvKurDSZ #TrumpJobApproval #COVID19 pic.twitter.com/EoFQxZu0L7
New Reuters/Ipsos also showing same trend (47% approve of Trump handling of coronavirus, up 8 pts from last week) https://t.co/188BFR40A9— Ariel Edwards-Levy (@aedwardslevy) March 19, 2020
The pandemic has also brought health care back to the center stage of issues. The poll found that 23 percent of Republicans surveyed say that health care is the most important voting issue, versus 12 percent two weeks ago.
The same poll also shows that 56 percent of Americans are worried about contracting COVID-19 versus 44 percent who are not:
The latest @TheEconomist/@YouGovUS Poll finds 56% of Americans are now somewhat or very worried about experiencing COVID-19. 44% are not too worried or not worried at all.https://t.co/dFNyLHJsSc #COVID19 #COVID19US pic.twitter.com/X6OJhMmVQm— YouGovUS (@YouGovUS) March 18, 2020
The mainstream media has done their best to undermine President Trump, and use the Wuhan coronavirus as an avenue to attack the president from every angle. The American people appear to see right through the media’s agenda-driven effort though, and are standing by President Trump and his task force through this global health pandemic.