Trump's approval rating holds steady in past month during coronavirus, Just the News poll shows | Just The News

  
Via:  john-russell  •  2 weeks ago  •  16 comments

By:   Carrie Sheffield Last (Just The News)

Trump's approval rating holds steady in past month during coronavirus, Just the News poll shows | Just The News
New poll finds 44% Approve and 53% Disapprove. A month ago, those numbers were 45% and 52% respectively.

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New poll finds 44% Approve and 53% Disapprove. A month ago, those numbers were 45% and 52% respectively.

President Trump's approval rating held steady in the past month during the heat of the coronavirus pandemic, according to a new Just the News Daily Poll with Scott Rasmussen.

"Little change from our first poll on the president's Job Approval," Rasmussen said. "This shows 44% Approve and 53% Disapprove. A month ago, those numbers were 45% and 52%, respectively. The stability is built upon strong partisan alignments. Eighty-eight percent (88%) of Republicans approve, while 85% of Democrats disapprove. This extreme partisan polarization has been the norm in American politics at least since the Obama years."

Image Just the News Daily Poll With Scott Rasmussen

"Currently, the president is underwater among Independent voters (37% approve, 55% disapprove)," Rasmussen pointed out. "It will be interesting to watch those numbers as the lockdowns end and society begins to re-open."

Despite record unemployment and a constricting economy due to coronavirus, April's Just the News polling found President Trump's approval rating was 45%.

"As I said a month ago, it's still the case that the way society is re-opened will likely have a bigger impact on Election 2020 than current polls or campaign tactics," Rasmussen said. "And, there is evidence that public opinion is already starting to shift."

Forty-nine percent (49%) of voters nationwide now fear the economic threat from the coronavirus more than the health threat, according to a separate Scott Rasmussen national survey conducted April 30-May 2 found that 45% take the opposite view and are more worried about the health threat.

Rasmussen said those numbers reflect "a significant change over the past month." In late March, by a 55% to 38% margin, voters were more concerned about the health threat.

"What is unknown at this time—and can't be known for a while—is how these public opinion shifts will impact perceptions of the president and the overall political climate," Rasmussen said.

Respondents were asked "Do you approve or disapprove of the way that President Trump is performing his job?" They replied as below:

  • 28% Strongly Approve
  • 16% Somewhat Approve
  • 9% Somewhat Disapprove
  • 44% Strongly Disapprove
  • 3% Not Sure

The national survey of 1,200 registered voters was conducted April 30-May 2, 2020 by Rasmussen, a polling veteran. Margin of sampling error: +/- 2.8% for full sample.


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JohnRussell
1  seeder  JohnRussell    2 weeks ago

We'll skip the preliminaries and get to the money shot.

  • 28% Strongly Approve
  • 16% Somewhat Approve
  • 9% Somewhat Disapprove
  • 44% Strongly Disapprove
  • 3% Not Sure

Does anyone think that people who strongly disapprove of Trump are going to vote for him? 

This is a Rassmussen poll, on a conservative website run by John Solomon who is a disreputable pro Trump conspiracy monger.  Not exactly a place you would expect to see a poll so devastating for Trump. 

But there it is. 

 
 
 
bccrane
1.1  bccrane  replied to  JohnRussell @1    2 weeks ago

The 44% weren't going to vote for Trump anyways, but that leaves 47% who may and another 9% that may not vote for Biden.

 
 
 
JohnRussell
1.1.1  seeder  JohnRussell  replied to  bccrane @1.1    2 weeks ago

It's tough to win an election when you start out with 44% strongly disapproving of you. He would have to win almost all the votes of those who somewhat disapprove and that is not likely. 

The site that posted the article doesnt mention the disparity among the "strongly" , but that is because it is a pro Trump site. 

GOP friendly poller (Rassmussen) too. 

 
 
 
bugsy
1.1.2  bugsy  replied to  JohnRussell @1.1.1    2 weeks ago
It's tough to win an election when you start out with 44% strongly disapproving of you

Not really. According to your probably hundreds of seeds to address this, Trump had a 35 to 38 percent approval rate upon election.

He is still your President today.

Re election will be a landslide. No one will know who Joe Biden is come October.

People will say.."You know...the guy that ran the campaign from his basement and his wife did all the talking for him.".

 
 
 
XDm9mm
1.2  XDm9mm  replied to  JohnRussell @1    2 weeks ago
Does anyone think that people who strongly disapprove of Trump are going to vote for him? 

Hell no.   They never would have anyway, so what is you point?   

Will you once again claim that the Trump/Pence opponent will win in a landslide and Trump/Pence have no possible way to get the requisite 270 Electoral college votes necessary to win a second term in office?  

Allow me to paraphrase Mark Twain who popularized "Lies, damned lies, and statistics" in the United States.

LIES, DAMNED LIES and POLLS continually keep some hopeful, while making for amusing moments for others who know better.
 
 
 
JohnRussell
1.2.1  seeder  JohnRussell  replied to  XDm9mm @1.2    2 weeks ago

44 % strongly disapprove (of trump)

28 % strongly approve (of trump)

thats a disaster. 

 
 
 
Texan1211
1.2.2  Texan1211  replied to  JohnRussell @1.2.1    2 weeks ago

Are these the same polls which had Trump losing badly in 2016?

 
 
 
Greg Jones
1.2.3  Greg Jones  replied to  JohnRussell @1.2.1    2 weeks ago

Yeah...but,

it is doubtful it would be that way in November after Trump's getting the upper hand on the pandemic, and putting people back to work again.

 
 
 
Split Personality
1.2.4  Split Personality  replied to  Texan1211 @1.2.2    2 weeks ago
I think we can all point to polls that were dead wrong.
On election night in 2012, Megan Kelly and Karl Rove were just two of those who were disappointed.
October 16, 2012

Romney 50%, Obama 46% Among Likely Voters

Obama down sharply among men, college grads, and Southern voters vs. 2008

https://news.gallup.com/poll/158048/romney-obama-among-likely-voters.aspx

.

 
 
 
The Magic Eight Ball
1.2.5  The Magic Eight Ball  replied to  Split Personality @1.2.4    2 weeks ago

I called that election on the money also

romney had no chance

now? biden has even less of a chance than romney had in 2012

 

 
 
 
Split Personality
1.2.6  Split Personality  replied to  Greg Jones @1.2.3    2 weeks ago
after Trump's getting the upper hand on the pandemic, and putting people back to work again.

Trump should have gone on a 3 month  vacation in January and accomplished much less damage.

These pandemics tend to last a year, kill a few hundred thousand and burn out as we acquire immunity or develop vaccines. 

Nothing Trump has done equates to "getting the upper hand on the pandemic".

People are already going back to work because they need to work and eat.

The grand schemes  of  Bush like "refunds" and stimulus checks, $600 a week relief checks,

and Fed backed State unemployment insurance checks have yet to be realized.

 
 
 
Split Personality
1.2.7  Split Personality  replied to  The Magic Eight Ball @1.2.5    2 weeks ago
I called that election on the money also

So you always say, lol.

 
 
 
The Magic Eight Ball
1.2.8  The Magic Eight Ball  replied to  Split Personality @1.2.7    2 weeks ago

patience is key

sit back and enjoy the show 

meet ya back here in november  :)

 

 

 
 
 
Texan1211
1.2.9  Texan1211  replied to  Split Personality @1.2.4    2 weeks ago

That's why I don't put much stock in polls like some folks do.

 
 
 
Greg Jones
1.3  Greg Jones  replied to  JohnRussell @1    2 weeks ago

It's not devastating. In fact, it is to be expected that Trump's "approval" ratings would not suffer because of the pandemic and the resulting economic slowdown.

The whole mess is not his fault, and no one is better suited to inspire the scientists to fast track the medications already in the works. The old lengthy protocols won't work. He will do his best to get the economy up and running again

The evidence shows that the Democrats will receive the brunt of the criticism for all their negativity and attempts to prolong the recovering process.

You must remember that it is the Democrats who have stalled the recovery, and who have instituted the draconian shutdowns that resulted in over 30.000,000 lost jobs and livelihoods

 
 
 
JohnRussell
1.3.1  seeder  JohnRussell  replied to  Greg Jones @1.3    2 weeks ago
The evidence shows that the Democrats will receive the brunt of the criticism for all their negativity and attempts to prolong the recovering process.

You must be looking at the glass upside down. 

 
 
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