President Trump’s approval on his handling of the coronavirus pandemic dropped to 31 percent, according to The Associated Press-NORC Center for Public Affairs Research poll released Monday.
The figure represents a 13-point decline from a similar survey in March, when the pandemic first took hold. Trump’s overall job approval rating also dropped from March — to 35 percent from 43 percent.
The poll results were released on the same day the Republican National Convention kicked off. Trump, who was officially renominated on Monday, is slated to give his acceptance speech on Thursday evening from the White House, an unusual setting for a highly political event.
Trump’s support in the new poll came overwhelming from Republican respondents, with 79 percent of them approving of the president’s job performance, compared to just 5 percent of Democrats.
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