Coronavirus Boosting Trump’s Approval Rating

For the record, President Trump has been preparing us for this moment since day one.

Trump said: “We need to close our borders.” And leftists cried out “racist!” How about when Trump said “we need to bring our businesses home?” And liberals cried out “nationalist.”

Our president said “we need to be less dependent on other countries.” But liberals said Trump was destroying other nations. And when Trump said “take care of America first,” his wisdom was laughed at. Funny how a virus put things in perspective.

Suddenly, all those people shouting “not my president,” are waiting for President Trump to step in and say “we’re going to help you until this gets better.” Now, Trump’s plan makes perfect sense, even to the libtard doubters that plague his administration.

Many people now see the truth about Trump. And now his approval ratings reflect the shift.

As Breitbart explains:

A poll released Friday shows President Donald Trump’s approval for his handling of the Chinese coronavirus outbreak is on the rise.

In the figures reported by ABC, a full 55 percent of Americans approve of the president’s management of the crisis, against 43 percent who disapprove.

Trump’s approval on this issue is up from last week, when the numbers were nearly reversed. Only 43 percent approved of Trump’s handling of the pandemic and 54 percent disapproved in last week’s poll.

The poll conducted by Ipsos in partnership with ABC News, using Ipsos’ Knowledge Panel, asked Americans about the disruption to their daily lives amid more urgent efforts to contain the spread of the global pandemic, Trump’s response, and their concerns over contracting the virus.

Critically, as more people express concern for the viral disease, so too do more people approve of the work the Trump administration is undertaking to handle the crisis in public health.

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Trump is correct. He is functioning as a wartime president.

As The Atlantic states:

None of the crises surrounding President Donald Trump over the past three years has been as calamitous as the one he now faces. Impeachment was largely a political problem with a predictable end; the government shutdown wasn’t going to last indefinitely. But the coronavirus is something else entirely: a mortal siege. It could sink the economy and, under certain horrid scenarios, kill as many as 2 million Americans. It’s already made the country Trump leads in some ways unrecognizable.

“This is Trump’s Churchill moment,” Steve Bannon, the president’s former chief strategist, told me. “This time will define his presidency.”

And the President is rising to the occasion.

He doesn’t want to help only conservatives. Trump doesn’t want to help only his personal supporters. Trump wants to help America. He sees the state we’re in, and our president is rolling up his sleeves to work even harder to bring us through the crisis.

Breitbart continues:

Anxiety over the coronavirus is widespread, according to the poll, with 79 percent of Americans saying they are concerned that they or someone they know will be infected, which is a significant uptick from last week when 66 percent said the same.

Among Democrats, 87 percent are concerned about getting coronavirus, including 37 percent who are very concerned. Republicans remain the least concerned among the ideological groups, with 66 percent saying they are concerned, including 23 percent who are very concerned.

Only 12 percent of Democrats and 34 percent of Republicans are not concerned.

Overall attitudes towards Trump’s handling of the crisis also strongly breaks along partisan party lines.

In a split from Democrats’ overall attitudes, even from last week, 30 percent of Democrats approve, which is about double the number from last week’s poll, and 69 percent disapprove, down from 86 percent. Meanwhile, an overwhelming 92 percent of Republicans approve, up from 86 percent last week. Only 8 percent disapprove, compared to 11 percent in last week’s poll.

I predict Trump’s approval rating will skyrocket by the end of the month. And as the president proves his ability to see us through this crisis, his lead in the 2020 election will be permanently solidified. Because no one jumps ship when the captain steers us out of the storm.


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