The Associated Press reports:
President Donald Trump has made himself the daily spokesman for the nation’s coronavirus response. Yet few Americans regularly look to or trust Trump as a source of information on the pandemic, according to a new survey from The Associated Press-NORC Center for Public Affairs Research.
Just 28% of Americans say they’re regularly getting information from Trump about the coronavirus, while as many do so on occasion. Twenty-three percent say they have high levels of trust in what the president is telling the public, and another 21% trust him a moderate amount.
Confidence in Trump is higher among his supporters, though only about half of Republicans say they have a lot of trust in Trump’s information on the pandemic. While another 30% trust information he provides a moderate amount, 22% say they have little or no trust in what he says about the COVID-19 outbreak.
NEW @AP poll: only 23% of Americans say they have high levels of trust in what the president is telling the public.
And only about half of Republicans say they have a lot of trust in Trump’s information on the pandemic https://t.co/myouGth6ke
— Jonathan Lemire (@JonLemire) April 23, 2020