Here comes the nothingburger, meaning that predictably WHO's rating sank among Republicans, in tandem with Trump's criticism, but was basically unchanged among Democrats (independents were somewhere in between these extremes)
The World Health Organization's (WHO) net approval rating has plunged by 29 points since the start of April amid the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, a new poll has found.
Morning Consult pollsters revealed on Tuesday that the global health group's net approval rating slumped from 54 percent at the start of April to 25 percent at the end of last week.
According to the new poll conducted between April 17 and April 19, 55 percent of registered U.S. voters either "strongly" or "somewhat" approved of the WHO's handling of the novel coronavirus outbreak. Thirty percent disapproved while a further 14 percent had no opinion.
When the same poll was conducted between April 3 and April 5, 71 percent of voters said they approved of the WHO's work and just 17 percent disapproved of its actions.
Morning Consult reported that the WHO's approval rating was hit by a huge shift in Republican opinion on its handling of the COVID-19 pandemic.
In the earlier April poll, 67 percent of GOP voters said they approved of the WHO's work on tackling coronavirus while only 21 percent disapproved—giving the organization a 46 percent net approval rating among the demographic.
But in the latest poll that rating flopped by 56 points to a net disapproval rating of 10 percent. Pollsters said it was the first time Republican voters had given the group a net disapproval rating in its tracker surveys.
The WHO's approval rating also slumped by 19 points among Independent voters, while remaining steady with Democrats—who gave the health body a 62 percent net positive score.
The World Health Organization's falling approval rating has come as its actions faced international scrutiny and severe criticism from President Donald Trump in his coronavirus briefings.
It comes with colorful graph too.
More interestingly perhaps, the same poll conducted an "apportionment of blame" exercise, in which the WHO itself doesn't take that much of a pounding, even among Republicans, but this question just asked who was the most responsible for the spread of Covid-19 in the US: