New poll results may signal a sharp decline in President Donald Trump’s approval rating.
According to the ABC News/Ipsos poll, only 39% of registered voters approve of Trump’s coronavirus response efforts, as of May. The poll also highlights a distinctive divide between political parties with Trump’s decline being heavily impacted by independent voters.
ABC / Ipsos poll:— Kyle Griffin (@kylegriffin1) May 22, 2020
Only 39% of Americans approve of Trump's handling of the coronavirus crisis. 60% disapprove. It is his lowest rating in the poll since the pandemic began.
Only 35% of independent voters approve of Trump’s pandemic response, which is nearly a 10% decrease in independent approval.
New ABC/Ipsos poll: Trump approval-disapproval of handling of COVID-19 crisis 39-60 – worst numbers since the crisis began. Just 35% of independents say they approve of the president's handling https://t.co/l82ROtSE52— Rick Klein (@rickklein) May 22, 2020
The poll also notes the disparity of the coronavirus where African Americans and Latino communities are concerned. Approximately 30% of all African American adults and 26% of Latino Americans know someone who has fallen ill as a result of the coronavirus.
The ABC News/Ipsos poll comes as multiple news networks has also reported similar findings.
For the presidential race and general election poll, Fox reports that results suggest Biden has an 8% lead over the president.
Joe Biden leads against President Trump by 8% in a new Fox News poll. https://t.co/CDNalUCqNX— MSNBC (@MSNBC) May 22, 2020
Despite the latest poll results from multiple mainstream news outlets, Trump insists he has favorable ratings among Republican voters. In fact, shortly after the Fox News poll was released, Trump tweeted, “96% Approval Rating in the Republican Party. Thank you!”
96% Approval Rating in the Republican Party. Thank you!— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) May 22, 2020
As of Friday morning, there are more than 1.6 millon coronavirus cases in the United States as all 50 states enter various phases of reopening.