New poll shows Trump with his highest approval rating

A new ABC News/Washington Post poll shows the president has a 48% approval rating, his highest since taking office, and 51% approve of his handling of the coronavirus crisis.
2:03 | 03/27/20

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George, unemployment claims are soaring across this country, but our new ABC news poll with "The Washington post" shows the president has the highest approval rating. Terry Moran has more from Washington now. Good morning, Terry. Reporter: Good morning, Amy. That approval number for the president, that's the highest he's ever reached in our ABC news poll, and it is the first time more Americans are telling us they approve of the job he's doing than disapprove. In a crisis, Americans tend to rally around the president and support him. Even in these partisan times, our poll shows some solidarity. We find support for the president drops in those harder hit areas. That said, these findings in our poll, and other polls, at the rally on Wall Street, all this will reinforce the president in the belief he's doing the right thing, going in the right way pushing to reopen the country what he calls a tiered approach with surveillance testing sooner rather than later. Terry, we heard the president say he had a, quote, terrific meeting with state governors about coordinating that response to the outbreak and there was no contention, but there are real conflicts right now between hard-hit states and the president. Reporter: You just heard some of that from mayor de Blasio, and you'll hear it from governor Cuomo and others. There is tension between hard hit states and the federal government. Confrontation is part of president trump's management style. He likes to drive people, especially people who are vocal. Those governors who are out there calling for the federal government to do more, those are people he's pushing back on. The bottom line for governors who need more, ask for it quietly and maybe praise president trump while you're doing it, Amy. All right. Terry Moran in Washington. Thank you.

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