The ‘Trump Bump’ Is Already Over

With Covid-19 patients overwhelming U.S. hospitals, it might seem off-key, verging on indecent, to explore the political consequences of this catastrophe. But in just seven months, we will hold what many Americans regard as the most important national election in their lifetimes. What is happening now is bound to affect what will happen then. It’s early, but we can begin to draw some inferences from the evidence we are accumulating.

As the magnitude of the pandemic became evident, the president enjoyed a “Trump bump.” Approval…

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