A new poll conducted by Fox News shows that President Trump has reached the highest approval rating of his presidency.
According to The Daily Wire:
Try as they may, try as they might, the media has failed to turn President Trump into the incompetent villain of the COVID-19 pandemic.
According to the latest Fox News poll, the president’s job approval rating has jumped to a “record high” amid the pandemic, from 47% to 49%.
“Amid widespread concerns about the virus’ spread and personally getting infected, 49% approve of the job Trump is doing as president,” reported the outlet. “That’s up from 48% two weeks ago and 47 percent in late February.”
On the flipside, a full 49% of voters disapprove of the president’s performance, evening out the American divide. On a partisan line, the president enjoys an 89% approval from Republicans, just 2-points down from his record of 91% in January. On his handling of the pandemic, Trump enjoys a 51% approval rating while Dr. Anthony Fauci, the director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, gets the highest approval rating at 88% versus Dr. Deborah Birx at 62% and Vice President Mike Pence at 52%.
Critics have noted that the bump is not large compared to former President Bush during 9/11 but the vilification of Trump by the media could lead many do not want to publically declare their support for the President out of fear of being called racist.