Two-thirds of U.S. adults disapprove of Trump's COVID-19 handling: poll

Source: Xinhua| 2020-07-11 03:21:19|Editor: huaxia

People take a walk on the National Mall in Washington D.C., the United States on May 23, 2020. (Photo by Ting Shen/Xinhua)

The latest ABC-Ipsos poll shows that among American adults, dissatisfaction with President Donald Trump's response to COVID-19 has hit the highest level since the pandemic began, with sharp drops in approvals from both Republicans and independents.

WASHINGTON, July 10 (Xinhua) -- Two-thirds of American adults, or 67 percent, said they disapprove of President Donald Trump's handling of the coronavirus, the highest level of dissatisfaction with his response to COVID-19 since the pandemic began, according to a poll released on Friday.

Only 33 percent said that they approved of Trump's performance, the latest ABC-Ipsos poll found.

Support from Trump's Republican base also went down, with approval of the president's pandemic performance going from 90 percent to 78 percent.

The president's approval among independents landed at 26 percent in the survey, a sharp drop from 40 precent in mid-June.

The poll was conducted July 8-9, surveying 711 adults with a margin of error of 4.1 percentage points.

The pandemic has killed more than 130,000 people and infected over 3.1 million in the country, according to a tally by Johns Hopkins University.