Older Americans Sour on Trump’s Handling of the Outbreak
With Trump prioritizing economic interests, senior citizens have grown critical of his approach


By a nearly 6-to-1 margin, people 65 years old and older say it’s more important for the government to address the spread of coronavirus than it is to focus on the economy. And as President Donald Trump increasingly signals interest in prioritizing economic interests, America’s senior citizens are growing critical of his approach.

In mid-March, this group approved of Trump’s handling of the outbreak at a higher rate than any other age group, with a net approval of +19. A month later, that level of support has dropped 20 points and is now lower than that of any age group other than 18-29-year-olds.


Net approval (approval minus disapproval) of Trump’s handling of the coronavirus outbreak among U.S. adults:


This was originally posted to Morning Consult’s coronavirus tracker.

By Nicholas Laughlin | Published April 20, 2020 at 3:00 pm ET.


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