Between his daily press briefings and constant phone calls, President Trump has been working hard to get this crisis under control.
While Democrats and the media may not understand that, many Americans certainly do.
A new CNBC poll shows Trump’s approval rating jumping to 46 percent from 40 percent. That puts his approval rating at the highest he has ever received in this particular poll.
What’s also intereresting about the poll is Trump’s approval rating among Democrats. It rose from a measly 8 percent to a record high 20 percent.
The details of the CNBC poll can be found below:
Behind that optimism could be the general belief that the economic shutdown will be relatively short-lived. Forty-nine percent said the economy will return to normal “in the next few months,” with 26% responding “in the next year.” Just 6% believe the effects of the shutdown will endure longer than a year.
Trump’s job rating rose in the poll, with more Americans approving of his handling of the presidency than disapproving for the first time in the three years it’s been tracked by CNBC. His approval rating jumped to 46% from 40% in December, with a 6-point decline in disapproval to 43%.
Jay Campbell, a partner with Hart Research, the Democratic pollster for the survey, noted that a record 20% of Democrats approve of the job Trump is doing, up from 8% in December. “The hardest hit on the economy are rallying the most around the president in relative terms,” Campbell said.
He also said the political question is whether that lasts through November. The survey found Democrat Joe Biden leading Trump by 44% to 39% in a head-to-head race.
The Center for Disease Control and Prevention gets the highest marks for its handling of the coronavirus outbreak, with 75% approving. The public gives the Federal Reserve’s response a 57% approval and Trump and Republicans and Democrats in Congress all with about a 50% approval rating for their virus response.
The poll found 67% approving of Congress’ $2 trillion CARES relief bill, with 8% disapproving and 25% unsure. Americans said it’s a high priority to give aid to hospitals, small businesses and retailers, but less of a priority to help oil companies, airlines, Boeing, cruise lines and casinos.
Views on the stock market have also deteriorated. With equities 23% off their high, 41% believe now is a good time to invest in stocks, down 8 points from the December survey. Forty-five percent said it’s a bad time to invest, up 20 percentage points. A 47% plurality of those polled expected their portfolio to be higher in the next year, with 25% believing it will decrease and 22% saying it will be the same.
Take a look at some of the Tweets in response to the poll:
Breitbart also reported on Trump's new record achievement:
The coronavirus pandemic has thrown the American economy into a deep contraction and sent unemployment soaring but Americans approve of President Donald Trump’s handling of the crisis.
Approval of President Trump’s handling of the economy rose to 52 percent, the highest level of his presidency, CNBC’s “All America” survey showed Wednesday. That is up from 49 percent in December.
The survey of 800 Americans was taken between Friday and Monday.
Trump’s overall approval rating jumped as well, to 46 percent from 40 percent. That too is the best ranking of the Trump presidency.
Trump is even scoring higher marks from Democrats. His job approval rating rose to 20 percent among Democrats, a record high and up from 8 percent in December.
The high marks are all the more notable because the survey also reveals that ten percent of Americans say they lost their jobs because of the outbreak. Another 16 percent have had their pay cut.
Forty-five percent of Americans rate the economy as poor. Twenty-two percent rate it as “fair,” making for a combined 77 percent taking a dim view of the economy. That’s up 20 points from December and the worst of Trump’s presidency. Such pessimism was common, however, during Barack Obama’s presidency.
The survey’s results show that the economic contraction due to the virus has been severe but Americans remain optimistic. Fifty-one percent say they expect the economy to improve in the next year. Forty-nine percent expect the economy to return to normal in the next few months. Just six percent think the effects of the shutdown will last longer than a year.
Watch Trump's former Deputy National Security Adviser's interview on Fox about Trump's high approval rating: