Reports have emerged that the 2020 Presidential election will be conducted via post in order to avoid the possibility of it being cancelled. Set against the backdrop of this a poll conducted by Gallup has stated that Americans approve of the way President Trump has handled the coronavirus pandemic. The poll says that 60% of Americans support Trump’s disaster response while only 38% of Americans disapprove. When the number are assessed by voter group a staggering 94% per cent of Republicans support Mr Trump’s response, while 60 per cent of independents and 27 per cent of Democrats support how Trump has handled coronavirus.
It is common for an incumbent president to gain in popularity during a crisis and Mr Trump is no different, Gallup has said “Historically, presidential job approval has increased when the nation is under threat. Every president from Franklin Roosevelt through George W. Bush saw their approval rating surge at least 10 points after a significant national event of this kind. Bush’s 35-point increase after 9/11 is the most notable rally effect on record”. However, President Trump has consistently shown strength in various polls for many months. Some such as big-league politics says this is as a result of the public finally seeing that there is a considerable amount of fake news circulating about Mr Trump’s administration.
The well-known Democrats Bernie Sanders and Joe Biden are the most competitive candidates against Trump but polling cited by big-league politics has even them losing by a considerable seven points to the incumbent Republican president. President Trump’s polling nationwide has consistently improved as the Democratic Primary has evolved and has divisions have occurred within the Democratic Party. A separate Gallup poll has shown that President Trump’s approval rating has jumped to 49 per cent as the coronavirus pandemic continues, this matches his all-time high, which was previously achieved in late January and early February.
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