State of the Nation: A 50-State COVID-19 Survey: Report #6: Update on the Approval of Executive Performance During COVID-19   [open pdf - 0B]

From the Document: "The latest update to our executive approval series reveals a mix of continuity and change. The most obvious difference in the circumstances confronting the nation's executives in the latest wave (July 10-26, 2020, N=19,052) compared to the prior wave (June 12-28, 2020) is that far more states are seeing increases in COVID [coronavirus disease] cases than in early June. [...] Across much of the South we see a tight coupling between approval of the president's handling of the pandemic and approval of the governor's performance during the pandemic. The exceptions -- where governors retain notably higher support for their management of the pandemic than the president (by 10 points or more) -- are, in all but two cases (West Virginia, Delaware), either Republican-leaning or 'purple' states with Democratic governors (North Carolina, Virginia, Kentucky, and Louisiana), or in one case a Democratic-leaning state with a Republican governor (Maryland). [...] That said, the overall trends reported in late June remain similar. [...] Overall, America's governors continue to enjoy a 19 percentage point advantage over the president in public support for their handling of the pandemic (51% vs 32%)."

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Report No.6, v.2
Northeastern University; Harvard Medical School; Rutgers University; Shorenstein Center on Media, Politics, and Public Policy; Northwestern University
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The State of the Nation, A 50-State COVID-19 Survey: https://covidstates.org/
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