A study conducted by several Ivy League schools, including Harvard and Rutgers, claims that all 50 United States governors have higher approval ratings in their handling of the coronavirus outbreak than President Trump, according to The Hill.
The poll shows that the most popular governors in the country are all Republicans, with Mike DeWine (R-Ohio) having the highest approval at 83 percent, followed by Charlie Baker (R-Mass.) and Larry Hogan (R-Md.), with 80 percent each. The lowest approval ratings are for David Ige (D-Hawaii) and Kristi Noem (R-S.D.).
President Trump’s highest approval ratings are in the states of Wyoming, at 59 percent, and West Virginia, at 57 percent. His lowest approval rating is in Washington, D.C., at 28 percent. The poll overall records a higher approval rating than disapproval rating for the president, with 44 percent in favor of his response and 40 percent against.
The poll also claims that a staggering 90 percent of Americans want to keep the country shut down indefinitely, with 83 percent in support of forcing businesses to stay closed. Conversely, the poll suggests that only a mere 18 percent of Americans want to see the country reopened within the next two weeks.
The coronavirus curve, including new cases of infection and death, has been on the decline in the last several weeks. Death total estimates are consistently being revised downward, and over 20 states have already begun the process of gradually reopening various businesses. The federally-mandated CDC guidelines of “social distancing” and other stop-the-spread measures officially expired yesterday, with President Trump confirming there would be no extension. As such, the power to reopen or stay closed now rests with the various state governments.