Voters gave the go-ahead to face masks and political rallies in the latest Fox News poll. Eighty (80) percent have a favorable view of those who wear masks, including 89 percent of Democrats, 68 percent of Republicans, and 61 percent of those who strongly approve of President Trump’s job performance.
By a 36-point margin, voters say presidential candidates holding major political events and demonstrations are a bad idea (23 percent good idea, 59 percent bad idea). Another 16 percent say it depends.
Currently, 84 percent are at least somewhat concerned about the spread of the coronavirus in the US. USA That includes the 54 percent who feel very concerned.
While those are big numbers, there is less concern today than there was earlier this spring. Concern peaked at 94 percent in April, with 70 percent very concerned at the time.
The partisan differences are striking: 70 percent of Democrats and 53 percent of independents are very concerned about the spread of the coronavirus, while only 35 percent of Republicans feel the same way.
The poll reveals that voters have mixed opinions about whether the government’s response to the virus was too small, excessive, or correct. Nineteen percent say quarantines and locks went too far, while 38 percent say not enough, and another 38 percent say it is correct.
Eight out of 10 Republicans believe the government response was correct (47 percent) or went too far (33 percent). Nine out of 10 Democrats say it was correct (32 percent) or too small (57 percent).
Overall, 44 percent approve of Trump’s response to the coronavirus and 56 percent approve of Dr. Deborah Birx, while bipartisan positive reviews put Dr. Anthony Fauci’s approval at 72 percent. Sixty-five percent of Republicans and 80 percent of Democrats approve of Fauci.
More voters continue to approve of their state government’s response (68 percent) than the way the federal government is handling the pandemic (50 percent).
When asked if the pandemic is under control, 7 percent said completely, 16 percent mostly, 43 percent a little, and 33 percent “not at all.”
The poll also finds concerns at both ends of the reopening debate. Seventy-seven percent fear opening too fast will lead to more infections and more stops (including 46 percent “very” concerned).
On the other hand, 73 percent are concerned that moving too slowly will cause more economic harm (35 percent “very” concerned).
More than double the number of Democrats (62 percent) than Republicans (28 percent) feel “very” concerned about moving too fast.
And more than twice as many Republicans (51 percent) as Democrats (24 percent) are “very” concerned about the too-slow reopening.
“Americans are scared,” says Republican pollster Daron Shaw, who conducts the Fox News poll with Democrat Chris Anderson. “They are caught between the rock of the pandemic and the difficult place of continued economic uncertainty.”
– The number of voters who gave the economy a positive rating increased 8 points from last month and currently stands at 28 percent excellent / good. That is still a far cry from the 55 percent who rated conditions positively in January.
– Forty-nine percent approve of the way the president handles the economy, up from a peak of 56 percent in January. The economy remains its best problem, with few approving of healthcare (39 percent) and race relations (32 percent).
– A record 56 percent have a favorable opinion of ObamaCare, up from 52 percent last July. The change comes from a rebound between Democrats (+3 points), Republicans (+3) and Independents (+8). Still, nearly all Democrats (85 percent) view the health law positively compared to more than half of independents (53 percent) and about a quarter of Republicans (23 percent).
– Two-thirds of voters see unemployment (67 percent) and coronavirus (67 percent) as major threats to the stability of the United States. Sixty-four percent perceive racism as a major threat, up from 58 percent in September.
– Congress approval has dropped 11 points and stands at 24 percent. 35 percent approved in April, shortly after lawmakers approved a $ 2 trillion coronavirus relief package.
Conducted June 13-16, 2020, under the joint direction of Beacon Research (D) and Shaw & Company (R), this Fox News poll includes interviews with 1,343 randomly chosen registered voters across the country who spoke to interviewers at I live on both landlines and cell phones. The poll has a sampling error margin of plus or minus 2.5 percentage points for all registered voters.
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