Wednesday, March 25, 2020

Poll: Trump Gets Higher Approval Than News Media

The media gets lower marks on its performance than President Trump regarding its handling of the coronavirus pandemic, according to a new poll from Monmouth University.

The Hill reports the poll shows 50 percent of Americans approving of President Trump's handling of the crisis, while 45 percent say the media has done a good job in reporting on it. Ten percent said the results were mixed on both fronts.

Congress also received more negative than positive reviews, with just 42 percent of participants in the Monmouth poll saying it has done a good job.

The American public itself was also included in the poll and performed worse than any group surveyed. Overall, just 38 percent said the U.S. public has done a good job in handling the crisis.

Governors across the country performed better than any group, with 72 percent saying their state's governor has performed well.

Federal health agencies also scored relatively high marks with 65 percent approval.

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