Trump is underwater in the treatment of coronavirus, protests and Russia.
Nearly two-thirds of Americans disapprove of President Donald Trump̵7;s decision on three major challenges facing the country – the coronavirus pandemic, nationwide riots over racial inequality and relations with Russia – in a new ABC News / Ipsos poll, a sign of obstacles to his re-election. only three months before election day.
The White House faces the most significant credit for the civil rights race of the 1960s, the worst health crisis in a century, and hostile Cold War-like Russia, with Americans unsure of Trump’s work. all three of these main areas.
Trump closes the month of July as it began, with his approval of the coronavirus in the low 1930s. His approval is 34%, right about where it was earlier this month (33%) when it reached a new level since ABC News / Ipsos began polling the virus in March.
In a new poll conducted by Ipsos in partnership with ABC News through the Ipsos Knowledge Panel, Trump’s approval is also deeply underwater – by 36% – for his handling of both racial inequality protests and relations with one of the The country’s biggest geopolitical enemy is Russia.
The election, which boils down to a referendum on Trump’s treatment of the coronavirus, his response to the race or his relationship with foreign opponents, is causing trouble for the incumbent. With all three crises, Trump has only consistently supported his own party and base.
Republicans support Trump’s treatment of coronavirus (74%), protests (78%) and Russia (80%) through preferential allowances. Democrats oppose Trump’s rule almost evenly on three issues, with the president’s approval in single figures on pandemics (7%), riots (8%) and Russia (8%).
About one in five Republicans disapprove of the president on the coronavirus (26%), protests (22%) and Russia (20%), and just over 9 out of 10 Democrats disapprove of all three issues.
Independents follow the country’s views when its approval falls from 30% to 33% and its disapproval – from 66% to 69% on COVID-19, demonstrations and its approach to Russia. About half of Trump’s base – white Americans with no college education – approve of his leadership on the outbreak (50%), protests (51%) and Russia (51%).
The latest figures are especially problematic for Trump in response to his militant response to nationwide protests – as his approval is severely affected by racial lines. Only 45% of whites, 7% of blacks and 28% of Latinos approve of Trump on this particular issue.
More than half of whites (55%) and a clear majority of Black Americans (92%) and Latinos (72%) disapprove.
Meanwhile, less than a third of the country believes that sending federal officers to respond to demonstrations in cities improves the situation.
A small majority (52%) believe that the reaction worsens the situation, and 19% believe that it has no effect.
Even among Americans who should be loyal to Trump, only 42 percent of non-college white Americans say the presence of federal agents improves the situation. More than a third (37%) of this demographic group believe that this process worsens the situation.
The new poll comes after the president took a hard leap back to insist on unproven hydroxychloroquine treatment, against the advice of top health experts – after he seemed to take a break from months of devaluing the severity of the virus, encouraging country wearing masks and practicing social distancing last week.
It also comes amid clashes in Portland, Oregon, where the president sent federal agents to the city to stop night protests sparked two months ago by George Floyd’s death at the hands of police in Minneapolis in May. On Wednesday, Oregon Gov. Kate Brown said she was assured that officers would begin a phased departure from the city – a report that Trump appears to be inconsistent until Thursday morning, arguing that officers will leave only once when “security” will be restored.
In particular, his dissatisfaction with relations with Russia comes at an unexpected time for the president, who fired US intelligence, which shows that Russia has paid the Taliban for killing American troops in Afghanistan.
In an interview with Axios earlier this week, Trump said he “never discussed” the issue in a July 23 phone call with Russian President Vladimir Putin, and when asked why he did not raise it, he said: “It was a phone call to discuss other things, and frankly, it’s an issue that a lot of people have said is fake news. ”
This ABC News / Ipsos survey was conducted on July 29-30, 2020 by Ipsos Public Relations’ KnowledgePanel® in English and Spanish among a random sample of 730 adults. The results have a sampling error of 4.0 points, including the design effect. Read the main results of the survey and detailed information on the methodology here.