According to the poll, "Historically, presidential job approval has increased when the nation is under threat. Every president from Franklin Roosevelt through George W. Bush saw their approval rating surge at least 10 points after a significant national event of this kind. Bush's 35-point increase after 9/11 is the most notable rally effect on record."
Poll: 60 percent of Americans Approve of Trump’s Handling of Coronavirus
March 30, 2020
A new Gallup poll shows that 60 percent of Americans approve of President Trump's handling of his actions to combat the coronavirus.
Ninety-four percent of Republicans, 60% of independents and 27% of Democrats approve of his response.
On March 16, Trump acknowledged the seriousness of the situation by urging people to avoid gatherings of more than 10 people and to have workers and students stay home if possible. The administration has had daily press conferences since then to update the nation on what the federal government is doing to address the situation.