President Trump’s response to the coronavirus pandemic has not appeared to change registered voters’ overall perception of him much in Pennsylvania, a new poll shows.
A Franklin & Marshall College Poll released Thursday said 29% of registered voters think the Trump administration is doing an excellent or very good job handling the pandemic, while 57% rated the administration’s performance as below average or failing.
Trump’s approval ratings, however, have changed little since January before the first covid-19 case was diagnosed in Pennsylvania.
The poll showed 42% of registered voters had a strongly or somewhat favorable opinion of the president when asked between July 20-26, up 1 percentage point from January.
It also showed 55% of voters had a strongly or somewhat unfavorable opinion of him in the July polling, also up 1 percentage point from January.
While the favorability numbers remain basically unchanged despite registered voters’ overall perception of how the administration has handled the pandemic, Franklin & Marshall professor and poll director G. Terry Madonna said, “It’s kept him from growing his support.”
The Franklin & Marshall poll shows Trump trailing […]
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