Poll: Nearly 70% approve of Trump's executive action on unemployment benefits, payroll tax, eviction

(VOVWORLD) - More than two-thirds of registered voters approve of US President Donald Trump's executive orders for COVID-19 relief, a new Hill-HarrisX poll found.

68% of respondents in the survey approved the executive actions, while 32% disapproved.

Trump’s actions garnered support from 90% of Republicans, 73% of independents, and 45% of Democrats. As a point of comparison, just 15% of Democrats approved of Trump's job performance in the survey conducted between August 8 to 11. The orders extend unemployment benefits, suspend payroll taxes, and offer federal eviction and student loan relief.

The latest poll, released on Monday, comes as the Republican Party kicks off its four-day convention, which Mr. Trump will cap off with an acceptance speech from the White House. President Trump is looking to gain momentum heading in to the final 10 weeks of the campaign, where he trails Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden by 7.6 percentage points nationally, according to the most recent RealClearPolitics average.

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