Trump’s Poll Numbers Plummet During Pandemic
Donald Trump is not the most popular president, by far, and the only thing he had going for him has been his economic numbers. A lot of people were happy with his economy and he has used that to push his campaign. But that has now changed. For the first time since September and just the second time in the past year, Trump’s approval of his economy has dropped below 50 percent.
According to the latest SSRS/CNN poll, 48 percent of people approve of how Trump has handled the economy during the coronavirus pandemic.
If that wasn’t bad enough for Trump, 60 percent of poll-takers believe that the economy is either in “somewhat poor” or “very poor” shape, the highest since 2014.
Before the coronavirus outbreak, Trump touted the strength of the economy as a major selling point for his re-election campaign, claiming credit for low unemployment and a strong stock market. That plan doesn’t seem to be going as he planned.
The poll was conducted April 3-6 and surveyed 1,002 adults and has a margin of error of plus-minus 3.7 percentage points.