Poll: Majority approve of Trump's coronavirus response, but more Americans say he was too slow to act

However, 58 percent of Americans said Trump was initially “too slow to take action to address the problem”, while 38 percent said he “acted at the right pace” and 4 percent had no opinion on the issue.

Trump was widely criticized when the deadly outbreak first spread to the United States for repeatedly minimizing its threat to the country. His government has had a difficult test operation to better prevent the rapid spread of the infection.

The president switched to a more terrible type of messaging last week when he announced a 15-day deadline for recommended social distance to fight the disease. In the past few days, however, he has indicated that he may soon be able to implement such remedial efforts to reopen the economy by Easter.

Friday’s poll also shows that Trump’s overall job approval rate is now at 48 percent, with 46 percent opposing it – for the first time in the ABC News / Washington Post poll that more Americans approve of the President’s performance than those who do have not done this since taking office. Six percent had no opinion of how Trump did his job as president.

Other recent polls have also shown a similar increase in the President’s ratings, while voters remain largely divided about how he deals with the outbreak. According to a POLITICO / Morning Consult poll released on Wednesday, general approval of Trump’s work performance rose from 43 percent to 45 percent the previous week, with 52 percent still disapproving.

And a Fox News poll released on Thursday reports that overall approval of Trump’s work performance has improved by one point since February, with 48 percent now agreeing and 51 percent disapproving.

The ABC News / Washington Post survey was conducted from March 22-25, polling 1,003 adults. The error rate in the sample is plus or minus 3.5 percentage points.

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