A majority of Americans approve of President Trump’s handling of the coronavirus pandemic, according to a new survey.
An ABC News/Ipsos poll released Friday reports that 55 percent of respondents approve of Trump’s management of the public health crisis, while 43 percent disapprove.
Trump has declared a national emergency, expanded the European travel ban, urged people to avoid group gatherings of more than 10 people, signaled his support for dispensing checks to affected Americans, and invoked the Defense Production Act.
The president has often led the daily press briefings of the White House coronavirus task force, announcing new federal actions, taking questions from reporters.
Governors on the front lines of the outbreak have praised the administration’s response to the threat facing the country.