Poll: Most Minnesotans disapprove of Trump's coronavirus response

The poll was conducted by KSTP and SurveyUSA
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A new poll is offering a look at what Minnesotans think about the coronavirus response from both President Donald Trump and Gov. Tim Walz. 

Conducted by KSTP and SurveyUSA, the poll found 60% disapprove of Trump's handling of the pandemic, while 30% disapprove of how Walz is handling it.

KSTP notes that while this reflects a ratings drop for Walz from the last poll, "he still maintains majority support" for his performance in this area. 

The station says the poll revealed "a remarkable polarization of Democrats and Republicans" on the issues, especially where President Trump is concerned.

Pollsters surveyed some 1,500 Minnesotans, asking them a number of questions related to the coronavirus and the government's response to it. You can dive deeper into the results right here. 

KSTP's findings reflect polling at the national level, which shows doubt towards Trump's pandemic policies.

According to analytics website FiveThirtyEight, polls from across the country show that 55.6% of Americans disapprove of Trump's performance in this area.

Like the KSTP/SurveyUSA poll, they also show partisan polarization, with a majority of Republicans backing their party (and the president) and a majority of Democratic respondents opposed.

In Minnesota, Walz has garnered controversy among Republicans over his peacetime emergency powers, which GOP lawmakers voted unsuccessfully to lift earlier this month

So far, the state has seen 34,616 COVID-19 cases and 1,411 deaths from the disease.

Nationwide, there are nearly 2.5 million confirmed cases, while over 124,000 Americans have died from COVID-19. 

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