Only 12 percent of Americans are proud of the country, and a majority say Trump is a poor president
A new Pew Research Poll released Wednesday has bad news for Donald Trump – a majority of Americans are dissatisfied with how the country is run and think he is a “poor” or “terrible” president.
The poll was conducted June 16-22, when coronavirus cases increased in several states that started the reopening process and the economy is still recovering from the blow it suffered during the pandemic. In addition, racial tensions continue to increase as a result of demonstrations against police brutality and support for the Black Live Matters movement.
The Pew poll found that the number of Americans satisfied with how the country is going has fallen by 19 points, from 31 percent in April to just 12 percent in June. And 87 percent are dissatisfied, the 4,708 adults, including 3,577 registered voters, said in the survey. Also, only 46 percent feel hopeful about Americans, while 53 percent don’t.
The Pew poll was one of three polls taken Wednesday – and among a series of recent polls – showing that Americans are deeply unhappy with the state of the nation.
A new Pew Research Poll released Wednesday has bad news for Donald Trump – a majority of Americans are dissatisfied with how the country is run and think he is a ‘poor’ or ‘awful’ president
The Pew poll also follows others in its findings that if the elections were to be held today, Joe Biden would win, with 54 percent supporting the suspected Democratic nominee and the 44 percent saying they would vote for President Trump.
Biden leads with 9.5 points in the Polling average from RealClearPolitics about the November game.
Trump, bragging about his high esteem among Republican party members, doesn’t get high marks for his work in the White House in the Pew poll.
In it, 42 percent call him a “terrible” president and 11 percent describe him as “poor.” Only 37 percent call him a good or great commander in chief.
Fewer voters – 28 percent – say Biden would make a good or big president. But only 28 percent say they would be horrible, while 15 percent think they would do badly.
Although President Trump has made no comments about recent polls, he has called previous polls. He does not like ‘fake’ polls.
And in early June, when a Wall Street Journal survey lost him 8 points to Biden, Trump called the numbers “ very unfair ” and blamed the impeachment process.
“If I hadn’t been constantly harassed by fake and illegal investigations, Russia, Russia, Russia, and the Impeachment Hoax for three years, I’d be 25 points higher than Sleepy Joe and the Do Nothing Democrats. Very unfair, but it is what it is !!! he tweeted on June 7.
There is good news for the president among the economic figures in the Pew poll: 51 percent say they have confidence in Trump’s ability to deal with the economy, while only 48 percent say the same about Biden.
Here, too, poll trends remain on track. While Trump receives high ratings for his economic prowess, he is hurt by his handling of the coronavirus and race relations.
The Pew poll found that 35 percent of voters believed that President Trump could effectively handle race relations, while 48 percent said Biden could.
Americans on COVID
Only 37% are confident that America will control the coronavirus pandemic
59% say that the public has tackled the disease poorly
28% said the public did a good job
41% are concerned about a family member contracting the disease
36% say someone in their household was fired from a pandemic
31% say their condition has not gone far enough in responding to COVID-19
16% say their state has gone too far
Source: Monmouth University Poll
Only 41 percent said they trust the president’s ability to cope with the public health effects of the coronavirus pandemic, which has infected 2.69 million Americans and killed more than 129,000.
But 52 percent of those surveyed said they had confidence in Biden’s ability to cope with the coronavirus.
The pandemic is the main topic of the voters, a new one Poll from Reuters / Ipsos found, and could be the biggest factor they vote for in November.
The poll found that 81 percent of Americans said they were “very” or “somewhat” concerned about the pandemic, including 7 out of 10 republicans.
And when asked about the “most important factor” in determining their vote, 27 percent cited the candidate’s plan to help the nation recover from the coronavirus, while 21 percent said it was the contender’s economic plan .
In addition, a new survey from Monmouth University on Wednesday found that 64 percent of Americans are concerned that states are starting the reopening process too quickly, compared to the 27 percent who describe it as too slow.
And the Monmouth poll showed that Americans are beginning to assess each other’s behavior during the pandemic.
The survey found that only 28 percent said the public handled the outbreak well, while 59 percent described a bad job.
And confidence that the pandemic is under control has fallen by 25 points since March. That month, 62 percent of Americans thought the country could limit the COVID-19 outbreak. That number dropped to 37 percent in June.
The Monmouth poll also found voters gave Trump poor marks for his treatment of the disease: 54 percent said he had done a poor job at 40 percent praising him. Meanwhile, 65 percent said state governors have handled the pandemic well.
Voters expressed confidence in Joe Biden’s ability to tackle the coronavirus pandemic, with 52 percent of Pew respondents saying he would do well; a Reuters / Ipsos poll found that treating the disease with a contender could be a factor when voters go to the polls in November
And, in another disturbing sign to the President, most respondents described the country as on the wrong track.
The Monmouth poll found 74 percent that the American is on the wrong track, while only 18 percent described it on the right track.
In the past, that question has proved to be a good predictor of the country’s willingness to give a sitting second term.