Poll: Majority of Americans now disapprove of federal coronavirus efforts, Trump’s handling of crisis

More than half of Americans now say the federal government has poorly managed the coronavirus’ spread within the United States, according to a new survey, and a majority also disapprove of President Donald Trump’s handling of the public health crisis.

A CNN poll released Wednesday reports that 55 percent of respondents think the federal government has done a “poor job” of preventing the spread of Covid-19, the disease caused by the novel coronavirus, while 41 percent think it has done a “good job” working to thwart the disease’s transmission. Four percent said they had no opinion.

Those ratings represent a growing discontent with the federal government’s response when compared to the previous iteration of the CNN poll, conducted late last month. In that survey, more Americans said the federal government was doing a “good job” of preventing the spread of Covid-19 than those who said it was doing a “poor job,” by a margin of 48-47 percent. Five percent of respondents to last month’s poll said they had no opinion.

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