Media received the worst reviews regarding its handling of the novel coronavirus response in a Wednesday Gallup poll.
The media was the only group to get more negative reviews than positive, according to the poll. Forty-four percent of Americans approve of how the media has handled the novel coronavirus response and 55% disapproved.
Gallup’s poll follows a Monmouth University poll published Monday that also indicated Americans have disapproved of the media amid the crisis. That poll found that more American’s approve of President Donald Trump’s handling of the coronavirus than the media’s.
Wednesday’s poll was conducted from March 13-22. Sixty percent of Americans approve of how Trump has handled the novel coronavirus response and 38% disapprove, according to the poll, indicating a trend from Monday’s Monmouth poll. (RELATED: Media Credits Mike Pence Over His Coronavirus Response)
Gallup – approval of their handling of the coronavirus:
State governments 82-17
Your employer 82-14
News media 44-55
Of all the groups they polled, nothing rates lower than the news media, and Trump beats them by 16% in approval.
— Josh Jordan (@NumbersMuncher) March 26, 2020
American hospitals received overwhelmingly positive reviews, with 88% of American’s approving and 10% disapproving in how they have handled the situation. Children’s schools and daycares came in second with approval ratings and state government was just under for positive reviews.
The Gallup poll was conducted among 1,020 adults living in all 50 U.S. states and D.C. The poll had a margin of sampling error of +/- 4 percent points.