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Even some people who approve of Trump don't trust him when it comes to the coronavirus, poll shows

President Trump's approval apparently isn't completely correlated with trust, a new CNN poll shows.

Trump's overall rating stands at 45 percent, a slight uptick from the previous month that actually matches a CNN-poll high from the start of his term in 2017. His ratings have continued to fall, however, when it comes to the coronavirus pandemic — just 42 percent believe he's doing a good job handling the outbreak in the United States, compared to 55 percent who disapprove. Last month, 52 percent gave him poor marks.

Further, only 36 percent consider him a trusted source of information related to the pandemic, which means that some people who believe he's doing a good job both responding to the crisis and more generally, don't believe what he says about the virus.

The CNN poll was conducted by SSRS between May 7 and May 10 over the phone. A random national sample of 1,112 adults was surveyed. The margin of error was 3.7 percentage points.