Approval of Trump’s Handling of Coronavirus Surges
We reported at the height of impeachment hysteria that among the major mainstream media networks, negative coverage of President Donald Trump reached 100%. Anyone following their coverage of the Trump administration during the Coronavirus pandemic can’t be faulted if they perceive the coverage to be 110% negative.
Even in the midst of a health crisis, the media prioritized smearing Trump over spreading information that could actually help people.
Bretibart’s John Notle put together an extensive list of the media’s most egregious lies during the outbreak. Among them included the media (falsely) claiming that President told Governors to get their own ventilators, that he sought a monopoly on the Coronavirus vaccine, that he was on the verge of implementing a national curfew, that he lied Google was creating a website to assist with testing, that he shut down the CDC’s pandemic department, that he called the virus a hoax, that he rejected WHO test kits, and that he silenced Dr. Fauci, among others.
And after all that, they’ve turned to debating whether calling the Coronavirus the “Wuhan Coronavirus” or “China Coronavirus” is racist. Of course, many of the exact same networks now calling those terms “racist” described the virus the exact same way back in January.
It was all nonsense, and did damage to both Trump’s overall approval rating, and his approval rating as it pertains to handling Coronavirus. But after numerous public daily briefings with his Coronavirus task force, public perception has shifted radically.
According to a new poll from ABC News (whose coverage has been anything put sympathetic towards the President):
In the new poll, 55% of Americans approve of the president’s management of the crisis, compared to 43% who disapprove. Trump’s approval on this issue is up from last week, when the numbers were nearly reversed. Only 43% approved of Trump’s handling of the pandemic and 54% disapproved in last week’s poll.
(ABC poll) Do you support how President Trump is handling the #coronavirus?
3/11: Approve 43%, Disapprove 54%
3/18: Approve 55%, Disapprove 43%
— Ryan James Girdusky (@RyanGirdusky) March 20, 2020
Similarly, a poll from Morning Consult from just four days ago found that 47% of voters approve Trump’s coronavirus response, while 43% disapprove. Clearly, approval is trending up – and fast.