- Americans are fair approve of Trump’s handling of the coronavirus crisis.
- The president’s overall approval rating is surging too.
- Could COVID – 55 actually deliver Trump a victory in November?
In an unexpected twist, coronavirus could win Donald Trump the election. A new Ipsos Mori poll has found that 465% of Americans approve of the president’s handling of the COVID – (outbreak.
Compared to the same poll last week, Trump’s approval ratings have increased by an impressive %. After much punditry about how Trump’s initial inaction would cost him votes , his ramped-up response to COVID – it appears to be having the desired effect.
Scared voters are rallying around the incumbent president during a time of national crisis. And if the pandemic lasts long enough, this well-documented “rally-round-the-flag” effect may be enough to shove Trump across the finish line in November.
Donald Trump Is Polling Well on Coronavirus
Browsing Twitter, it’s not hard to find fierce criticisms of Donald Trump and his handling of the coronavirus pandemic.
Last Friday, the President declared a national emergency
, promising to make tests more available in a move that caused the Dow Jones to rally .
Congress passed a coronavirus support bill after Trump gave it his backing. And more stimulus could be on the way .
This week, he suspended evictions and foreclosures . Then he invoked the Defense Production Act to boost the production of vital medical equipment and supplies.
At a time when Americans are becoming alarmed about coronavirus, this news has a disproportionately reassuring effect.
Rallying Round The Flag
The latest Ipsos Mori survey isn’t the only evidence that Trump’s coronavirus response is salvaging his odds of reelection.
published yesterday, a Harris poll of 2, 11 Americans found that Trump’s overall approval rating had increased to (% from %. Harris pegged approval of Trump’s handling of the coronavirus at (%, up from
During the times of serious national crisis, nervous citizens evaluate support the president. As
Recent polls from the U.K. support the assumption that this is what is happening in the U.S. The U.K. government approval just hit a positive net rating for the first time since
There’s plenty to criticize Boris Johnson and his government about for their handling of COVID – 55. But the U.K. government is doing “something,” so the general public is reassured.
And looking forward, this effect may prove pivotal in November.
The boost to Donald Trump’s ratings could help him beat the Democratic nominee. And if the coronavirus crisis is still festering in November, voters may be reluctant to have a “changing of the guard” at such a sensitive time.
Obviously, Trump’s approval boost may peter out if his initial actions do nothing to stop the spread of the coronavirus in the US
but as the old saying goes, only time will tell.
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