PPP’s newest Pennsylvania poll finds that Tom Wolf is running 45 points ahead of Donald Trump when it comes to their respective handling of the coronavirus.
62% approve of the job Wolf is doing in handling the virus to only 20% who disapprove for a net approval of +42. Support for Wolf’s work crosses party lines- Democrats (73/12), independents (61/21), and Republicans (49/30) alike all give him good marks. 68% of voters think Pennsylvania’s response to the virus has been ‘about right’ to 17% who think it has under reacted and just 11% who think it has over reacted.
It’s a very different story when it comes to Trump’s handling of the virus. He is under water, with only 46% of voters approving of the job he’s doing handling the virus to 49% who disapprove for a net approval of -3 . A plurality of voters- 47%- think the federal government has under reacted to the crisis- with 44% thinking the response has been about right and 7% that it has over reacted.
When it comes to the direct question of whether Wolf or Trump has done a better job handling the virus, Wolf wins out 51-37. His overall approval rating is 54%, with just 24% of voters disapproving of him. He gets strong marks from Democrats (72/12) and independents (50/21), and nearly breaks even with Republicans at 33/40. Trump’s overall approval rating is 45%, with 51% of voters disapproving of him.
69% of Pennsylvanians are ‘very concerned’ about the virus to 25% who are ‘somewhat concerned,’ and just 6% who say they’re not that concerned. 79% of Democrats, 66% of independents, and 58% of Republicans are ‘very concerned.’
PPP interviewed 970 Pennsylvania voters on March 30th and 31st. The margin of error is +/-3.2% and the full results are here