President TrumpDonald John Trump Bowman has a double-digit lead over Engel in New York. McGrath leads Booker in Kentucky with results expected next week New York Republican Chris Jacobs wins special election to replace Chris Collins MOREThe approval rating of how it has responded to the coronavirus pandemic has dropped to its lowest level, according to a new poll that comes amid growing cases across the country and criticism from the president for suggesting that evidence COVID-19 should be slower.
The latest Reuters-Ipsos poll, released Wednesday, found that only 37 percent of Americans approve of the way Trump has responded to the health crisis, the lowest percentage since the poll began asking the question of early March.
Of those surveyed, 58 percent of Americans responded that they disapproved of how Trump had reacted to the pandemic.
Trump caused confusion over the weekend when he said during a demonstration that he asked staff to “slow down the testing, please.”
“The test is a double-edged sword,” said Trump in Tulsa, Okla. “We have now tested 25 million people. Probably 20 million more than anyone. Germany has done a lot. South Korea has done a lot.”
The White House had said his comments were a joke, but Trump on Tuesday appeared to undermine his own officials’ explanation of the comments, saying he was “not misleading.”
Let me clarify. We have the best testing program anywhere in the world. We taste better than anyone else in the world. Our tests are the best in the world and we have most of them, “Trump said, adding that more tests allow the United States to detect more cases.” Having more cases sounds bad, but in reality what it is to find more people ” .
The United States has seen an increase in new cases of coronavirus, a worrying signal for the country as several states move forward with plans to reopen their economies. The number of new cases nationwide topped 30,000 per day over the weekend, after having stabilized at around 20,000 per day for weeks.
According to a database compiled by Johns Hopkins University, the USA. USA 2,347,102 confirmed cases and 121,225 deaths from COVID-19 have been reported as of Wednesday morning.
Senate Republicans have also warned that it is too early to cut tests, saying there is no evidence that the United States is ready to cut the number of daily tests until there is a vaccine.
According to the Reuters-Ipsos poll, even Republicans have achieved low confidence in the Trump administration. Only 43 percent of Republican voters said they thought the country was headed in the “right direction,” the lowest level on record since Trump took office in January 2017.
The poll also found that the former vice president Joe BidenJoe Biden Joe Biden wins New York primaries The Memo: Trump’s bid for law and order falling flat The Pro-Trump group’s announcement questions Biden’s mental fitness, the presumed Democratic presidential candidate, leads Trump by 10 points among registered voters. The number is a slight drop from a 13-point lead in a similar poll last week.
The Reuters-Ipsos poll was conducted online and surveyed 1,115 adults, including 503 Democrats and 408 Republicans, from June 22 to 23. It has a margin of error of plus or minus 3 percentage points.