These are unprecedented times in our nation’s history, and there are bound to be a plethora of opinions as to how things are progressing. But, seeing as none of us have ever been put in this situation before, it’s going to be tough to find merit in some of the louder criticisms abound.
President Trump has long been a lightning rod for controversy, thanks in no small part to the “resistance” movement. These enthusiastic liberals have spent every waking moment decrying every willful maneuver of Donald Trump simply because they don’t like him.
But, when it comes to the Commander in Chief’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic, even his opponents can’t tamp down the enthusiasm among the masses.
According to the RealClearPoltiics poll of polls, Trump’s approval rating sits at a very healthy 47 percent, beating his previous record of 46 percent by a full point.
What’s more, Trump’s disapproval rating dipped to 49.5 percent, his best showing since February of 2017, the month after he assumed the presidency. In fact, this is the first time his disapproval rating has been below 50 percent since February of 2017.
It was fairly clear where this bump came from.
Ten days ago, Trump’s average approval rating was three points lower at 44 percent, while his disapproval rating was 3.5 points higher at 53 percent.
In just a little over a week, Trump’s numbers have improved by a net 6.5 points.
This, of course, is due to the president’s handling of the medical and financial crisis caused by the coronavirus pandemic. On that specific front, the most recent polling shows that either a plurality or an outright majority approve of the job he’s doing handling this crisis. A recent Gallup poll showed a 60 percent approval rating.
As we strive toward the return of normalcy, will we see the President’s approval numbers continue to grow?
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