William Cummings, USA TODAY Published 10:36 a.m. ET March 26, 2020 | Updated 11:23 a.m. ET March 26, 2020CLOSE President Trump credits companies like 3M and Ford for their efforts to distribute products to the hardest hit areas during the COVID-19 crisis. USA TODAYWASHINGTON – Americans are divided on President Donald Trump’s response to the coronavirus outbreak, which has killed more than 1,000 in the U.S. and caused economic devastation, according to recent polls. A Reuters/Ipsos online survey of more than 4,000 Americans found 49% approve of Trump’s handling of the COVID-19 crisis, while 44% disapproved.Those results largely fell along party lines. Republicans approved of the president’s response 83%-13%, while Democrats disapproved 71%-24%. Independents were split, 43%-43%. An Economist/YouGov poll also found that 49% approve of Trump’s management of the outbreak with 44% saying they disapprove. And, as with the Reuters poll, the opinions largely fell along party lines.Eighty-nine percent of registered Republicans said they approved of Trump’s response, while only 7% said they disapproved. Among Democrats, 74% said they disapproved, while 21% approved. Independents were divided: 42% approved and 45% disapproved. Live updates: House ready to OK $2 trillion coronavirus package on Friday after approval by SenateTrump’s opponents have sharply criticized the president’s handling of


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