Almost 2 in 3 Americans disapprove of President Trump’s handling of the coronavirus pandemic, according to a poll released Sunday.
An ABC News-Ipsos poll determined that 65 percent of respondents said they disapprove of the president’s management of the COVID-19 crisis almost eight months after the first coronavirus case was confirmed in Washington state.
Thirty-five percent of poll participants said they backed the president’s response to the pandemic. Sunday’s poll was the fourth since early July in which Trump’s approval rating for his management of the pandemic stayed in the low- to mid-30s range.
Approval for Trump’s handling of the COVID-19 crisis is expectedly split among partisan lines, with 80 percent of Republicans, 31 percent of independents and 5 percent of Democrats standing behind the president.
A majority of Americans also do not trust what Trump says about the virus and believe the president’s response to the virus was too slow.