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.
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%.