More Americans approve of governors' handling of coronavirus than of Trump's response: poll


More Americans approve of how their governors are handling the coronavirus than President TrumpDonald John TrumpBubba Wallace to be driver of Michael Jordan, Denny Hamlin NASCAR team Graham: GOP will confirm Trump's Supreme Court nominee before the election Southwest Airlines, unions call for six-month extension of government aid MORE, according to a new poll.

The Monmouth University poll found 50 percent of respondents think Trump is doing a good job of handling the virus, but state governors get even stronger marks.

Seventy-two percent of Americans polled said their state’s governor is doing a good job responding to the virus, the Monmouth University poll released Monday found. Just 18 percent said their governor is doing a bad job. 


The same poll found that while 50 percent of respondents say Trump is doing a good job handling the coronavirus, 45 percent said the president is doing a bad job. 

Americans’ views on Trump’s response are highly partisan, with 89 percent of Republicans saying he is doing a good job and only 19 percent of Democrats saying the same, based on the poll. 

Praise for governors is split more evenly across party affiliation, with 76 percent of Democrats and 73 percent of Republicans saying their governor has done a good job dealing with the situation, according to the poll. 

The poll surveyed 851 Americans between March 18 and 22. The margin of error is 3.4 percentage points.