By Ellen Fike, Cowboy State Daily
More than half of surveyed Wyomingites approve of the way President Donald Trump is handling the coronavirus pandemic, with 54% strongly or somewhat approving of his actions.
This was just one of the findings in the recent survey conducted by the University of Wyoming’s Wyoming Survey and Analysis Center.
Trump’s net approval rating among surveyed Wyomingites for his handling of the pandemic — the difference between the percentage approving of his work and the percentage disapproving — is at 10.3 points.
Only around 47% of surveyed residents trusted the information they heard from Trump about the coronavirus either a great or good amount, though.
However, this number dropped when it came to trusting a great or good amount President-Elect Joe Biden’s information about the virus, coming only to 34%, the survey showed.
Respondents’ approval of Gov. Mark Gordon’s handling of the pandemic remained steady, with 60% strongly or somewhat approving of the way his actions.
Gordon’s net approval rating is at 24 points.
A majority of surveyed Wyoming residents, 65%, trusted the information they heard from Gordon about the pandemic a great deal or good amount.
Around 70% trusted the information they heard from local government officials about the pandemic, as well.
However, Wyoming’s approval of the way Congress is handling the pandemic is low, with just 21% strongly or somewhat approving of the work being done. Congress’ net approval rating is a negative 51 points.
The survey is the tenth conducted by WYSAC since March to measure public opinion on a number of topics related to the coronavirus.
A total of 465 Wyoming residents participated in the survey representing all Wyoming counties, with a margin of error of plus or minus 4.5 percentage points.