Whitmer is popular: 63 percent of voters approve of her job performance and 58 percent have a positive opinion of her personally.
On handling coronavirus, Whitmer’s job approval is 19 points higher than Trump’s (64 percent vs. 45 percent).
That difference is driven in part by a majority saying Trump failed to act soon enough. Fifty-nine percent think he was too slow to respond, while 38 percent say his response was appropriate.
On the other hand, a majority agrees with the action Whitmer took to prevent the spread of the virus. While 33 percent think her stay-at-home order is too restrictive, a 57 percent majority says it is “about right.” Another 9 percent think she should have gone further.