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Trump's poll numbers dip over handling of coronavirus pandemic | The Guardian |

A Reuters/Ipsos poll this week found approval of Trump's handling of Covid-19 had dipped to 42%, down from 48% the week before. Trump's overall approval rating was at 40%, close to where it has been for much of his presidency. According to a survey by CNN, 45% of Americans approve of Trump's coronavirus response.

Perhaps more worrying for Trump are his dwindling numbers in a match-up against Joe Biden. CNN found that Biden leads Trump 53% to 42% among registered voters nationwide.

A number of Trump's advisers and Republican allies are said to be among those unimpressed with his performance at his press briefings, which have become a daily ritual and often last several hours. Axios and The New York Times  reported that a series of senior figures have become dismayed at the briefings, which Trump has used to propagate lies and disinformation about his response to the pandemic.

"White House allies and Republican lawmakers increasingly believe the briefings are hurting the president more than helping him," the Times reported.  

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