Independents, and some Democrats join GOP in approving of Trump's handling of coronavirus crisis

Chris Cillizza:
Here's an indisputable fact: President Donald Trump is as popular today as he has been since his first day in office.

In a new Gallup poll, 49% approve of the job Trump is doing as president while 45% disapprove, matching the highest his approval rating has ever been in Gallup surveys. A Monmouth University poll released on Monday showed Trump at 46% approval, again the best he has done in that poll in more than three years.

What accounts for Trump's rise? Simple: His response to the coronavirus crisis.
In the Gallup poll, 60% of Americans approve of the job Trump is doing in handling the crisis while 38% disapprove of how he has done. Six in 10 independents approve of how Trump has done on the coronavirus as do more than 1 in 4 (27%) of Democrats. In the Monmouth poll, 50% say Trump has done a good job with coronavirus while 45% said he has done a bad job.

The heightened approval for how Trump has managed this crisis -- particularly among independents and even Democrats -- is what is pushing up his overall approval numbers, which have been largely stagnant for years.
This story comes from CNN which certainly is not among those who approve of how the President is doing his job and never has.  What the poll does show is how out of touch the Trump-hating left is in the US.  You can see it in the rection of the media at the daily press briefings where the hostile members of the media seem frustrated by the President's ability to respond to their loaded questions.  It is why many in the left-wing media seek to censor the Trump press briefings which are very popular with viewers.  It is one of the most-watched items on TV during the crisis.


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