- Solely 35% of respondents stated they authorized of Trump’s dealing with of the coronavirus pandemic, based on a brand new ballot launched by ABC Information/Ipsos.
- The outcomes come on the heels of a bombshell report that stated Trump admitted to intentionally downplaying the coronavirus.
- “I needed to at all times play it down,” Trump stated in an interview with journalist Bob Woodward in March.
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A few third of respondents in a brand new survey stated they authorized of President Donald Trump’s dealing with of the coronavirus, a determine that is remained regular for months because the illness continues to unfold.
Sixty-five p.c of survey respondents stated they disapproved of the way in which the presidents has responded to the pandemic whereas 35% authorized, based on a brand new ballot launched by ABC Information/Ipsos.
Amongst occasion strains, the divide is even better: about 80% of Republicans surveyed indicated they authorized of Trump’s response to the pandemic, whereas solely 5% of Democrats stated the identical.
The outcomes of the most recent ballot come amid a controversial report of Trump intentionally downplaying the coronavirus pandemic.
“I needed to at all times play it down,” Trump reportedly stated in an interview with journalist Bob Woodward in March.
“I nonetheless like enjoying it down, as a result of I do not need to create a panic,” he added, revealing that he knew extra in regards to the risks the coronavirus posed than he let on.
As Enterprise Insider’s Jake Lahut beforehand reported, Trump has persistently downplayed the pandemic since early this 12 months. The president’s previous statements and people of his senior officers have demonstrated a behavior of understating the extent of the virus when specialists stored warning of its mounting hazard.
Nonetheless, Woodward’s bombshell reveal appeared to not affect Trump’s assist ranges, based on an evaluation of outcomes by ABC Information.
The president’s approval ranking for his dealing with of the pandemic has hovered across the mid-30s mark since July, when it had hit an all-time low of 33%, a stark distinction to the greater than half (55%), of respondents who stated they authorized of the US response to the coronavirus in March.
The White Home didn’t instantly reply to a request for remark from Enterprise Insider.
Greater than 6.Four million individuals in the USA have been contaminated with the coronavirus, based on the most recent information compiled by Johns Hopkins College. Of that, greater than 193,000 individuals have died.
There have been 533 individuals who participated within the newest ballot from ABC Information/Ipsos, which had a margin of error of 4.7 factors.