To hear Donald Trump tell it, the American people love him and think he’s the greatest president in modern memory.
But two new polls suggest otherwise, with two-thirds of those surveyed saying Trump acted too slowly in response to the coronavirus pandemic and failed to adequately protect the nation from the disease, which has so far killed nearly 42,000 Americans.
The first poll comes from NBC News and The Wall Street Journal, and it has Trump losing badly in a head-to-head contest with Joe Biden. According to the poll, Biden leads the incumbent president 49-42 percent among registered voters. And that alone suggests that Trump has a steep mountain to climb if he wants to win a second term in office.
When it comes to the COVID-19 pandemic, 44 percent of voters say they approve of Trump’s handling of the coronavirus, while 52 percent disapprove in the NBC News/Wall Street Journal survey, which led pollster Jeff Horwitt of Hart Research Associates to note:
“Socially and economically, we have seen a sea change in attitudes in just a month.”
Additionally, only 36 percent of Americans said they trust Trump’s rhetoric on the disease. An overwhelming 52 percent said they do not trust what the president says about coronavirus. So on the single most important crisis Trump has faced, the majority of Americans don’t trust what this president says on the issue.
A separate poll from the nonpartisan Pew Research Center also has terrible news for Trump, with two-thirds (65 percent) of those responding saying the response to COVID-19 by Trump and his administration was too slow. That number is especially troubling for the White House as it proves that the vast majority of American voters feel that Trump has failed in his duties to protect them and the nation. And that means that 65 percent of Americans consider Trump to be a failed president.
Aaron Rupar of Vox noted that while Trump loves to brag about his shutting down travel from China to the United States as saving lives, most Americans aren’t buying that and the facts also suggest otherwise:
“The fact of the matter is the virus was already spreading within US borders by this time, so at best, the travel restrictions bought the federal government time that it didn’t use particularly well.”
The bottom line is that Trump administration was not the least bit prepared for this pandemic. They were a day late and several dollars short. And that alone suggests that voters will take their frustrations out on the incumbent president when the ballots are cast later this year.
5 replies on “New Poll: 65% Of Voters Say Donald Trump Is A Failure As President”
You said when (not “if”) the ballots are cast later this year. If this Covid 19 returns as predicted can the president, congress or the SC delay the election?
Trump’s term ends on January 20, 2021 at noon. If Joe Biden is elected what would happen if Trump doesn’t concede or won’t leave the White House?
When Chief Justice Roberts finishes giving the oath of office at noon on Jan 20th, newly inaugurated President Biden will have the full power to take whatever steps are necessary to extract the Orange Loser from the premises. Most likely he would deploy the US Marshals and/or the Secret Service to remove Trump by force, and arrest him if necessary.
It won’t be necessary. Trump has proven over and over again that he is nothing but a windbag. He is not the great negotiator that he portrays himself to be. He is a mentally sick person who projects his own image as a loser to everyone else. No, he’ll walk off with his tail between his legs muttering “I was the greatest President ever”.
At noon on 21 Jan 2021 power passes to the new POTUS whether or not Trump concedes. The military will follow the Constitution as it is sworn to do. US Marshalls can remove the former president from the White House if needed. This is a simple matter. It’s got nothing do to with what Trump likes or wants.
I can’t say it enough – but Trump is not worthy of the title of “President”. He acts like a child when anyone dares to say that he is “wrong”! The USA is now perceived as an absolutely terrible place to live in due to the actions of this President’s administration. He has absolutely “no respect” for anyone. He lies constantly on a daily basis and as a Canadian it just makes me wonder “why the American people are putting up with everything he says”!!!! I would not live in the US unless you paid me enough to live on and paid the monthly insurance rates for the highest care possible for my health care plan.
Americans have been brainwashed for decades on why they should pay for their own Health Care. If I am sick, I most certainly do not want a “pencil pusher” telling me if my Health Care will be covered. Here in Canada, we do pay, through our taxes, and it all goes into one pot either Federally or Provincially. I would never be afraid that any procedure I need would not be covered or that I could ‘DIE’ because I would be turned away.
Your present President is nothing but a buffoon and because of his narcistic mind, along with his believing that everything he says is true, ceases to amaze me. Even many young people can see right through him. If, his administration had moved quickly enough and he “told the truth” people could have been saved. But he truly believes he is NEVER WRONG! He continues to lie on a daily basis, makes an absolutely Ass of himself and I simply cannot wait for this pandemic to be over with a vaccination that can be provided to people and then for the American election to be over, as I simply cannot bear the idea of having to listen to his “same old story”! It’s enough to make me physically ill. Wake up America – vote in someone who will truly make America better and NOT an IDIOT like your present ruler! Other countries are more fortunate than we Canadians – we live to the North of America and because of the close proximity we have to endure this man’s temperment which is something we get thrown in our faces everyday through the news media sources!!!! I have to agree with the majority of American citizens, TRUMP IS A FAILURE!