Arlington, VA — According to the latest POLITICO/Morning Consult poll, 52% of voters say Obama would be a better leader during the coronavirus pandemic, compared to 38% who say Trump would be the stronger of the two leaders. However, more voters select Trump (44%) as a better leader during the crisis than Biden (36%). Half of voters (50%) feel the Trump administration isn’t doing enough in response to the coronavirus outbreak, compared to the 38% who feel the administration is doing the right amount. A majority of voters (54%), say President Donald Trump’s handling of the virus has been “poor” or “just fair,” compared to 40% who rate his response as “excellent” or “good." The poll was conducted April 3-5.
Voters are increasingly worried about the coronavirus, 90% say they are "very" or "somewhat" concerned about the outbreak. 82% of respondents indicate the coronavirus has been disruptive to them and their families. As coronavirus cases continue to increase, 83% of voters support a national quarantine in which only essential travel is permitted to control the spread of the outbreak.
An overwhelming majority of voters (83%), support the recently passed $2 trillion stimulus package including 84% of Democrats, 77% of independents and 87% of Republicans. Almost half of voters (47%), say Congress should pass another stimulus package immediately to combat the financial impact of coronavirus, while 37% say Congress should wait to see the effects of the previous stimulus package. 54% of voters disapprove of the job Trump is doing overall as president, while 44% approve of Trump’s job performance.
More details on the poll and its methodology can be found in these two documents: