President Trump’s approval rating among registered American voters has rocketed to 50%. That’s the highest it has been since August 2018, when he received a 51% approval rating.
Similarly, a whopping 61% of American voters approve of Trump’s handling of the coronavirus pandemic despite the nonstop negative media coverage. These findings were uncovered in the latest Harris/Hill poll.
While the Left and their media henchmen have been fear-mongering and catastrophizing every facet of the coronavirus outbreak to attack Trump, the crisis underscores that the public sees through media gaslighting.
“People are rallying around him though, of course, we see differences between Democrats, Republicans, and independents,” Karlyn Bowman, a public opinion analyst at the American Enterprise Institute, told The Hill. “Those could become powerful over time as the coronavirus continues.”
Fifty percent of registered voters approved of President Trump’s job performance, while 50% disapproved, according to the latest Harris/Hill poll.
Not surprisingly, the approval ratings were split down party lines: 85% of Republican voters approved of Trump, while just 19% of Democratic voters felt the same. Independent voters were evenly split at 50-50.
The Left and the media have repeatedly smeared President Trump as a “racist” for enacting a travel ban on China back in January, when the Wuhan coronavirus ravaged China.
Earlier this month, Trump was also attacked as “xenophobic” for imposing a European travel ban.
Shortly afterward, the World Health Organization declared Europe the epicenter of the coronavirus epidemic — so Trump was proven right in his initial instincts to protect Americans.
— Conservative News (@BIZPACReview) March 14, 2020
Despite the nonstop press attacks, 61% of American voters say President Trump is doing a good job steering the country through the coronavirus crisis.
However, there are deep partisan divides, which means that many Democrats are still unwilling to give Trump any credit for all the things he’s doing right.
“We’re seeing strong agreement in many polls that the Trump administration is taking strong measures,” Bowman told the Hill. “That said, we have to be cautious about the deep differences on Republicans, Democrats, and Independents on your question. We’re seeing that in other polls, too, which indicates that partisan disagreements are still there.”
A new poll by Gallup showed similar strong approval numbers for Trump:
Trump Approval Rating Surges
60% Approve of handling to combat coronavirus
49% overall approval
60% Independents +8 ;points
27% Democrats +6 points
— Charles V Payne (@cvpayne) March 24, 2020
This week, President Trump is coming under fire again for saying that he hopes to reopen the U.S. economy by Easter (April 12) — barring a continuing health crisis.
Predictably, Democrat Nancy Pelosi immediately slammed Trump.
Defiant Pelosi on CNN: ‘I don’t care! I don’t care! I don’t care!’ https://t.co/DaTvUqaLEq
— ConservativeLibrarian (@conlibrarian) March 25, 2020
This isn’t surprising, since Trump-haters have openly stated that they want the United States to crater into an economic recession, in the hope that it’ll hurt Trump’s chances for reelection.
That said, the Democrat Party is hanging all their hopes on Joe Biden, whose recent, staged press briefing imploded. The spectacle underscored to millions of Americans that Biden will never be the right person to navigate the country through a crisis.
Reminder: In 2009, when Biden was vice president, the Obama administration waited for six months after the swine flu had infected millions of Americans before declaring it a public health emergency.