- Nov 16, 2018
His marks on the coronavirus response specifically are even better. Gallup showed Americans approve of him on that 60 percent to 38 percent, with even 27 percent of Democrats on board.
Others don’t have it quite so high, but he remains in positive territory. Monmouth showed that 50 percent say he’s done a “good job” on the coronavirus, vs. 45 percent who say he’s done a “bad job.” Yet another poll from Democratic groups Global Strategy Group and GBAO Strategies showed52 percent approved of his coronavirus response, compared to 43 percent who disapprove. About 1 in 5 Democrats in both polls had a positive impression.
Which brings us to the economy. There is less prevalent recent polling on that, but an Economist this week showed 50 percent rate Trump’s performance on jobs and the economy as being positive vs. just 39 percent negative. And that’s even as people have recognized the downturn: Half of voters said the economy is getting worse, while just 19 percent say it’s getting better. To the extent they’re worried about the economy, they seem to be blaming the virus rather than the president.