Trump approval has significantly declined since March while support for “more aggressive” measures to stop the virus resurges after a late-spring decline.
Three in four now say the country is on the wrong track and increasingly identify as pro-mask; Americans think Trump should have been wearing a mask a long time ago and trusts Dr. Fauci over the president.
As new cases surge, three in five Americans disapprove of Trump’s handling of the pandemic, a growing majority says the worst is yet to come, and most believe states should implement more aggressive social distancing measures.
As ratings of Trump’s overall job performance and response to the coronavirus pandemic continue to deteriorate, Americans oppose reopening schools at the end of summer and believe Trump should stay out of reopening decisions, leaving them to state and local governments.
Republicans are relatively divided on issues relating to protests and coronavirus; older Republicans are more COVID-sensitive while younger Republicans are more protest-sensitive.
The public is overwhelmingly negative about Trump saying “slow the testing down, please” as the percentage of Americans who think he is not doing enough to respond to the pandemic hits an all-time high.
Disapproval of Trump’s handling of the pandemic reaches a new high as a growing number do not see a “return to normal” in the near future; majorities say states that are reopening should reverse course if new cases surge.
Public debate on Trump has shifted back toward coronavirus and majorities blame him for the recent surge in cases while feeling he is not doing enough on the pandemic and that he is pushing too aggressively to reopen.
The public maintains a negative outlook on various aspects of Trump’s job performance as more Americans than ever say the country is “off on the wrong track.” Support for more aggressive social distancing measures is growing and amny believe their state is reopening too quickly amidst a rise in coronavirus cases.
Americans continue to support the ongoing protests, increasingly view the Black Lives Matter movement favorably, support NFL players kneeling in protest, and approve of the removal of Confederate symbols from public view.
Trump’s overall job approval has hit a new low in our tracking as Americans continue to hear negative things about his handling of recent protests and the coronavirus pandemic; a majority say he is moving to reopen the country too aggressively.
Understanding Asian Americans’ political attitudes and how the pandemic is affecting the community today.
As the public views reopening cautiously, a majority believe the country is in crisis, both in terms of the pandemic and the protests following George Floyd’s death; Democrats report concerns about police violence while Republicans are worried about rioting and looting.
Disapproval of Trump’s handling of the coronavirus pandemic has hit the highest point yet in our tracking; the public is bothered by the death toll and few Americans view his response as “compassionate.”
More Americans say that the country is “off on the wrong track” as African Americans face particularly high infection rates and are the most likely to believe the worst is yet to come for the pandemic.