Trump Surges in Polls as 60 Percent Back Coronavirus Response
New Gallup poll shows president's approval rating is soaring
President Donald Trump's approval rating for his handling of the coronavirus pandemic is surging and now stands at 60 percent, according to a new Gallup poll.
The president’s overall approval rating is also tied for the best of his presidency, currently standing at 49 percent.
The poll was conducted between March 13-22.
The last time President Trump earned a 49 percent approval rating was in late January and early February.
His support soared as congressional Democrats tried to impeach him.
Aside from Republicans, who continue to support the president in record numbers, Trump is also earning strong approval ratings from independents, the poll revealed.
Sixty percent of independents favor Trump’s handling of the coronavirus pandemic, and even 27 percent of Democrats approve of his response, according to Breitbart.
Trump’s approval rating jumped five points from Gallup’s earlier poll conducted between March 2-13.
Despite leveling tough restrictions on Americans to fight the spread of the virus, the president signaled he was ready for the country to go back to work in a few weeks.
“I would love to have the country opened up and rearing to go by Easter,” he said during a Fox News town hall on Tuesday at the White House.
Like with impeachment, the Democrats attempt to undermine the president during the COVID-19 crisis appears to be backfiring, again.
As the White House battled to push through emergency relief measures, to aid the economy and Americans during the pandemic, Democrats delayed the process by trying to fill the bill with a "wishlist" of unrelated demands.
The White House and Senate leaders reached a breakthrough deal shortly after midnight Wednesday on a massive and historic $2 trillion coronavirus relief package for workers and businesses, capping days of heated negotiations that had nearly been derailed by last-minute demands from House Democrats.
“Ladies and gentlemen, we are done," White House legislative affairs director Eric Ueland announced as he left the office of Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) near midnight. "We have a deal."
The deal came hours after President Trump's top economic adviser said an unprecedented $6 trillion stimulus plan was imminent, including $4 trillion in liquidity from the Federal Reserve and $2 trillion in new money from Congress.
Tensions then abruptly ratcheted back up again on Capitol Hill Tuesday night -- with Republican Sens. Lindsey Graham and Steve Daines taking to the Senate floor and calling for an end to negotiations because, as Graham put it, Democrats were "nickel-and-diming at a time when people are dying -- literally dying."