Trump’s twin controversies
How are Americans reacting to it?

43%

of Americans are upset with President Trump’s alleged denigration of military veterans and war dead

47%

are critical of President Trump’s leadership post revelations that he downplayed the pandemic

50%

of Americans think the two controversies will go against President Trump in the upcoming election

President Trump’s campaign suffered back-to-back setbacks this month with revelations that could have a damaging effect on his reelection bid. This report delves into the reactions of American voters as they navigate through these latest controversies amid the heightened presidential race. Party and campaign leaders can leverage this data in their decision making.

Less than two months ahead of the all-important election, President Trump has found himself embroiled in two back-to-back controversies that have once raised serious doubts and questions over his leadership. Both the revelations, his alleged disparaging of the military and his intentional downplay of the virus threat, seem to have touched a nerve with the voters. But will they be big enough to impact the upcoming election significantly? Piplsay polled 30,488 Americans nationwide to get the insights. Here’s a summary of what we found:

Other Insights

  • 51% of Gen Zers and 45% of Gen Xers decry President Trump’s leadership amid reports that he downplayed the pandemic
  • About 53% of Gen Zers and Millennials believe the two controversies will hurt President Trump’s reelection prospects
  • 43% of men and 31% of women think President Trump should be respectful even in his attack on his opponents

Survey Methodology: This Piplsay survey (powered by Market Cube) was conducted nationwide in the US from September 11-12, 2020. We received 30,488 online responses from individuals aged 18 years and older.

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