Rasmussen Reports, the polling company that Donald Trump loves to tweet about, had some bad news for the president on Friday. According to Rasmussen, Trump’s approval rating fell by five points just one day after his widely panned press conference outlining his response to the coronavirus crisis.
According to the poll, Trump’s job performance approval dropped from 52 percent to 47 percent in just one day, and the pollster tells the Washington Examiner that continuing bad news about coronavirus is to blame.
“The drop in Trump’s approval rating follows more news about the spreading coronavirus and the steep drop in the stock market,” the pollster tells the Examiner.
Rasmussen even used a play on words to describe how bad Trump’s numbers are dropping: “Trump approval rating catches the flu, crashes overnight.”
Trump approval rating catches the flu, crashes overnight https://t.co/z7nzaN6zxc
— Rasmussen Reports (@Rasmussen_Poll) February 28, 2020
Rasmussen typically gives Trump higher marks than other pollsters. According to RealClearPolitics, other recent polls include a Reuters poll that puts Trump’s approval at 43 percent, while an Economist/YouGov poll has his approval rating at 44 percent.