According to a new poll from Morning Consult/Politico 44 percent responded that Trump “would be a better leader during the coronavirus pandemic” compared to Biden, who got 36 percent support.
The same poll found 52% responding they thought Obama would be a better leader through the pandemic, compared to 38% for Trump.
Per TheHill, over the past few months, Trump has received mixed reactions in public polling over his handling of the COVID-19 pandemic. A number of polls have shown a majority of Americans have approved of the job Trump has been doing amid the pandemic.
However, the president has also received mounting criticism from lawmakers and others who say his administration has not done enough to combat the growing outbreak across the country, which now has roughly 400,000 cases, with more than 12,900 deaths and more than 22,500 recoveries.
In the new poll released on Wednesday, when asked about the job the Trump administration’s response to the pandemic, a majority of voters, 50 percent, said the his office has not done enough in its handling of the outbreak. Thirty-eight percent, by contrast, said his administration is doing the right amount and 4 percent said they believe the administration is doing too much.
The POLITICO/Morning Consult poll conducted interviews online and as a margin of error of plus or minus 2 percentage points. The poll said it was weighted “to approximate a target sample of Registered Voters based on age, educational attainment, gender, race, and region.”