AP-NORC poll: State and U.S. government virus approval dips

HANNAH FINGERHUT Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — Views of how government at all levels is handling the coronavirus outbreak in the U.S. have deteriorated somewhat over the past month, as a growing minority of Americans prefer that states lift restrictions on social and economic life. Still, Americans remain more likely to approve of the actions of their state government than of the federal government or Congress. At the same time, the new poll from The Associated Press-NORC Center for Public Affairs Research shows ratings of President Donald Trump's overall performance remain remarkably steady, as they have for much of his presidency. Among other findings in the survey of American adults, conducted May 14-18: — Only about a third of Americans approve of how the federal governm
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