COVID-19 political fallout: What’s in store for President Trump?

The COVID-19 pandemic and its disastrous consequences will certainly impact the upcoming US presidential election. With President Trump already making election pitches, Piplsay (powered by Market Cube) reached out to Americans nationwide to understand their opinions about President Trump’s leadership or the lack of it. Political parties can leverage this data in their decision making.

The COVID-19 pandemic is taking a heavy toll on American lives, as the government desperately tries to contain the situation. Through all this, has President Trump managed to impress Americans with his leadership or has he exposed himself as being short-sighted? Piplsay polled 30,399 Americans to get these insights. Here’s a summary of what we found:

Other Insights

  • 31% of Baby boomers are very happy with President Trump’s response to COVID-19 as compared to just 16% of Gen Zers and 24% of Millennials
  • Only 30% of women and 38% of men think President Trump’s response to COVID-19 will affect his election prospects positively
  • 50% of New Jersey residents and 48% of New York residents (two worst-affected states) are upset with Trump’s initial denial of the pandemic
  • 34% of Hispanics are uncertain about the stimulus package benefits as compared to 32% of Blacks and 30% of Whites
“There has been a deadly lack of leadership from President Trump. He is responsible for this uncontrollable spread of the virus” - Rooney
“This is an unprecedented situation. Even the government needed some time to figure out the what, why, and how” - Jack

Survey Methodology: This Piplsay survey (powered by Market Cube) was conducted nationwide in the US in the month of April 2020. We received 30,399 online responses from individuals aged 18 years and older.

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