Approval of Trump's coronavirus response climbs 12 points in a week

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A majority of Americans now approves of the way President Trump is handling the COVID-19 coronavirus crisis, a new poll has found.

In an ABC News/Ipsos poll released on Friday, 55 percent of Americans said they approve of Trump's handling of the response to the coronavirus pandemic, while 43 percent said they disapprove. This is almost the exact opposite of last week's ABC News/Ipsos poll, in which 43 percent of Americans approved of Trump's handling of the crisis and 54 percent disapproved.

Among Democrats, 30 percent said in this new poll that they approve of Trump's handling of the crisis, up from 14 percent last week, while 92 percent of Republicans approve, an increase of 6 percentage points.

The poll also found a dramatic increase in the number of Americans who said their life has been disrupted by the coronavirus pandemic: 72 percent, a jump of 46 points from last week. Additionally, 79 percent of Americans say they're concerned that they or someone they know will become infected with the novel coronavirus, up from 66 percent who said as much in the last poll.

The ABC News/Ipsos poll conducted March 18-19 by speaking to a random national sample of 512 adults. The margin of error is 5 percentage points. Read the full results at ABC News.

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