While Americans have an increasingly gloomy outlook on an economy shaken by the global COVID-19 pandemic, their approval rating of Donald Trump is on the rise. But presidential election matchup polls still put Trump behind the Democratic frontrunner Joe Biden. Why? In a piece for The Washington Post Monkey Cage today, John Sides and Robert Griffin of Voter Study Group share new data from Democracy Fund + UCLA Nationscape™ showing that the approval bump isn’t coming from people likely to vote Trump in 2020.
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