If you’re from California, New Jersey, New York or Washington state, you likely feel more confident in your governor than you do in President Donald Trump in battling the coronavirus pandemic.
A poll by Monmouth University found that 74% of people in these states said their governor — Gavin Newsom of California, Phil Murphy of New Jersey, Andrew Cuomo of New York or Jay Inslee of Washington — has done a good job dealing with the pandemic.
Meanwhile only 50% of Americans believe the Trump has done a good job, and 45% who said he has done a bad job.
Across the U.S., all governors have gotten higher ratings than Trump.
72% of respondents said their state’s governor has done a good job, while 18% said he or she has done a bad job.
The views on Trump are partisan. Here’s the percent of people who said Trump was doing a good job:
89% of Republicans
48% of Independents
19% of Democrats
The views on the governors were more bipartisan. Here’s who said their governor was doing a good job:
76% of Democrats
67% of Independents
73% of Republicans
The poll reached 851 adults in English using a random dialing of cell phone and landline phones.