President Donald Trump might be doing well at the primary elections, but his lax response to the new coronavirus outbreak has led his approval rating to slip, according to a poll conducted by Morning Consult. About 2,000 registered voters were questioned for the survey.
Last week, the president said the danger of the new coronavirus threatening the U.S. was low. Days later, more than 100 Americans have been infected with COVID-19—the respiratory disease caused by the new coronavirus—and at least nine people have died, the Wall Street Journal reported.
In the first week of February, Trump had a strong net approval rating of 40 percent. Toward the end of the month, it decreased to 20 percent and by March 1—after the first Americans died from COVID-19 and scores became infected—his net approval slumped to 12 percent.