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Public Opinion on Coronavirus: Navigator Update

Thursday, September 24, 2020

Americans are split on who they think will win in November at a time when many are concerned about the potential of a long count, voter supression, and foreign interference among other potential election-related issues.

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Public Opinion on Coronavirus: Navigator Update

Wednesday, September 23, 2020

The pandemic continuesto be Americans' most important issue ata ttime when a majority continues to view America’s response to the pandemic as worse than the responses of other countries.

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Public Opinion on Coronavirus: Navigator Update

Tuesday, September 22, 2020

In Ruth Bader Ginsburg, America has lost a beloved figure. Most Americans say the winner of the upcoming election should choose her replacement, with many citing the need for leaders in Washington to remain focused on the pandemic.

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Public Opinion on Coronavirus: Navigator Update

Friday, September 18, 2020

Some feel school reopenings are going well but most expect schools will have to close at some point due to an outbreak.

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Public Opinion on Coronavirus: Navigator Update

Thursday, September 17, 2020

Americans believe Trump sees disorder and division as helpful to his re-election chances; nearly two-thirds of the public say Trump’s statements about the military are seriously concerning.

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Public Opinion on Coronavirus: Navigator Update

Wednesday, September 16, 2020

Though the rate of new cases has plateaued in the United States, half still say the “worst is yet to come” in the pandemic as a growing share of the public expressing concern about Trump rushing the process of getting a vaccine developed.

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Public Opinion on Coronavirus: Navigator Update

Friday, September 4, 2020

While support for reopening K-12 schools has ticked up in recent weeks, two-thirds of the public continue to say they are more on the "cautious" side of the reopening debate; three out of four Americans support fully funding the USPS while the share who plan to vote by mail has declined in recent weeks.

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Public Opinion on Coronavirus: Navigator Update

Thursday, September 3, 2020

Americans support protests focused on the treatment of Black Americans and are largely not noticing increases in crime in their own communities, the vast majority say crime has increased in the United States in the last year. Americans are concerned about those close to them getting infected with coronavirus, though a minority concerned about the risk posed to them by the rise in crime.

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Public Opinion on Coronavirus: Navigator Update

Wednesday, September 2, 2020

As Trump's job approval reverts to pre-convention levels, Americans see the Republican Party as focusing the most on jobs, the economy, and immigration while seeing the Democratic Party as focusing the most on the pandemic and race relations.

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Public Opinion on Coronavirus: Navigator Update

Friday, August 28, 2020

Nearly a quarter of Americans know someone personally who has died from coronavirus, while a vast majority supports keeping social distancing measures in place until a vaccine is developed and readily available.

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Public Opinion on Coronavirus: Navigator Update

Thursday, August 27, 2020

The public sees as Trump looking out for himself first instead of the country and perceives him as falling short of his campaign promises; African Americans are unpersuaded by Trump's claim that they are doing better under the current administration than they have since Abraham Lincoln was president.

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Public Opinion on Coronavirus: Navigator Update

Wednesday, August 26, 2020

Americans view the USPS situation as unresolved, with many believing that Trump opposes funding the USPS because he thinks it will help him with re-election.

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Public Opinion on Coronavirus: Navigator Update

Friday, August 14, 2020

With Biden voters disproportionately likely to say they’ll vote by mail, and Trump voters more likely to say they’ll vote in-person, the public is aware that this year’s election results are unlikely to be final as of election night.

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Public Opinion on Coronavirus: Navigator Update

Thursday, August 13, 2020

Americans see Congressional Democrats’ policies as favoring the working and middle class and have concerns on Trump’s handling of the economic recovery from the pandemic; a plurality support banning TikTok in the United States, including parents and grandparents of users.

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Public Opinion on Coronavirus: Navigator Update

Wednesday, August 12, 2020

Majorities of Americans continue to say "the worst is yet to come" for the pandemic and that Trump should stay out the development of a coronavirus vaccine and leave the issue to experts.

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Public Opinion on Coronavirus: Navigator Update

Friday, August 7, 2020

A vast majority of Americans oppose delaying the election; many say Trump’s recent posts on social media are designed to sow division and chaos.

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Public Opinion on Coronavirus: Navigator Update

Thursday, August 6, 2020

More Americans than ever rate the economy negatively and six in ten say it is still getting worse.

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Public Opinion on Coronavirus: Navigator Update

Wednesday, August 5, 2020

Trump's pandemic approval continues to decline while, for the first time, half of Americans know someone who has been infected with coronavirus.

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Public Opinion on Coronavirus: Navigator Update

Friday, July 31, 2020

Trump approval has significantly declined since March while support for “more aggressive” measures to stop the virus resurges after a late-spring decline.

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Public Opinion on Coronavirus: Navigator Update

Friday, July 24, 2020

Many Americans continue to disapprove of the way police have responded to recent protests; even more say the way the police operate in America needs to change.

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Public Opinion on Coronavirus: Navigator Update

Thursday, July 23, 2020

Americans think the economy is getting worse and support extending the extended unemployment benefits through at least the end of the year; most disapprove of Trump's handling of the economic response to the pandemic

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Public Opinion on Coronavirus: Navigator Update

Wednesday, July 22, 2020

Three in four now say the country is on the wrong track and increasingly identify as pro-mask; Americans think Trump should have been wearing a mask a long time ago and trusts Dr. Fauci over the president.

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Public Opinion on Coronavirus: Navigator Update

Friday, July 17, 2020

A majority of Americans think Trump is distracted and not focusing on the most important issues while also losing the culture debate; three out of five Americans say the President should stop holding large rallies.

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Public Opinion on Coronavirus: Navigator Update

Thursday, July 16, 2020

As new cases surge, three in five Americans disapprove of Trump’s handling of the pandemic, a growing majority says the worst is yet to come, and most believe states should implement more aggressive social distancing measures.

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Public Opinion on Coronavirus: Navigator Update

Wednesday, July 15, 2020

As ratings of Trump's overall job performance and response to the coronavirus pandemic continue to deteriorate, Americans oppose reopening schools at the end of summer and believe Trump should stay out of reopening decisions, leaving them to state and local governments.

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Public Opinion on Coronavirus: Navigator Update

Thursday, July 9, 2020

Republicans are relatively divided on issues relating to protests and coronavirus; older Republicans are more COVID-sensitive while younger Republicans are more protest-sensitive.

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Public Opinion on Coronavirus: Navigator Update

Thursday, July 2, 2020

The public is overwhelmingly negative about Trump saying "slow the testing down, please" as the percentage of Americans who think he is not doing enough to respond to the pandemic hits an all-time high.

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Public Opinion on Coronavirus: Navigator Update

Wednesday, July 1, 2020

Disapproval of Trump's handling of the pandemic reaches a new high as a growing number do not see a "return to normal" in the near future; majorities say states that are reopening should reverse course if new cases surge.

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Public Opinion on Coronavirus: Navigator Update

Friday, June 26, 2020

A Majority of Americans continue to support the protests following the death of George Floyd and a growing number feel “engaged and interested in taking action". An overwhelming majority say that taxing the wealthiest Americans and corporations would help with the economic recovery in the wake of the pandemic.

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Public Opinion on Coronavirus: Navigator Update

Thursday, June 25, 2020

Public debate on Trump has shifted back toward coronavirus and majorities blame him for the recent surge in cases while feeling he is not doing enough on the pandemic and that he is pushing too aggressively to reopen.

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Public Opinion on Coronavirus: Navigator Update

Wednesday, June 24, 2020

The public maintains a negative outlook on various aspects of Trump's job performance as more Americans than ever say the country is "off on the wrong track." Support for more aggressive social distancing measures is growing and amny believe their state is reopening too quickly amidst a rise in coronavirus cases.

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Public Opinion on Coronavirus: Navigator Update

Friday, June 19, 2020

Americans want to see big changes in the way the police operate and there is broad support for a variety of policing reforms and the "Justice in Policing Act" in the House; Trump earns significantly lower favorability ratings than his predecessors as more see him as "self-absorbed."

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Public Opinion on Coronavirus: Navigator Update

Thursday, June 18, 2020

Americans continue to support the ongoing protests, increasingly view the Black Lives Matter movement favorably, support NFL players kneeling in protest, and approve of the removal of Confederate symbols from public view.

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Public Opinion on Coronavirus: Navigator Update

Wednesday, June 17, 2020

Trump’s overall job approval has hit a new low in our tracking as Americans continue to hear negative things about his handling of recent protests and the coronavirus pandemic; a majority say he is moving to reopen the country too aggressively.

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Public Opinion on Coronavirus: Navigator Update

Friday, June 12, 2020

As the public views reopening cautiously, a majority believe the country is in crisis, both in terms of the pandemic and the protests following George Floyd's death; Democrats report concerns about police violence while Republicans are worried about rioting and looting.

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Public Opinion on Coronavirus: Navigator Update

Thursday, June 11, 2020

Americans believe race relations have worsened under Trump and lack confidence in him to handle issues related to policing and race. As the protests continue, Americans have some concern that the national conversation has become too focused on the protests instead of the murders and systemic racism that have led up to them.

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Public Opinion on Coronavirus: Navigator Update

Wednesday, June 10, 2020

There is overwhelming support for the protests in response to the deaths of George Floyd, Ahmaud Arbery, and Breonna Taylor, among many others, and a majority recognize their deaths as part of a broader problem with police brutality. By a wide margin, Americans disapprove of Trump's response to the protests while expressing optimism the protests will be effective.

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Public Opinion on Coronavirus: Navigator Update

Friday, June 5, 2020

Trump's handling of the economy hits a new low; a majority disapprove of his decision to withdraw from the World Health Organization; Democrats hold a trust advantage on issues related to the pandemic while a majority views the House-passed HEROES Act as appealing because it gets economic relief to those who need it most.

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Public Opinion on Coronavirus: Navigator Update

Thursday, June 4, 2020

Disapproval of Trump’s handling of the coronavirus pandemic has hit the highest point yet in our tracking; the public is bothered by the death toll and few Americans view his response as “compassionate.”

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Public Opinion on Coronavirus: Navigator Update

Wednesday, June 3, 2020

More Americans say that the country is "off on the wrong track" as African Americans face particularly high infection rates and are the most likely to believe the worst is yet to come for the pandemic.

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Public Opinion on Coronavirus: Navigator Update

Friday, May 29, 2020

Americans have conflicting views when it comes to the economy, but solidly support enacting measures to ensure "safe voting" in future elections.

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Public Opinion on Coronavirus: Navigator Update

Thursday, May 28, 2020

Americans hold increasingly favorable views of the ACA, increasingly unfavorable views of Trump’s handling of health care, and have very serious concerns about Republicans’ failures to protect health care coverage for those with pre-existing conditions.

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Public Opinion on Coronavirus: Navigator Update

Wednesday, May 27, 2020

As Americans report hearing about the President's refusal to wear a mask and his claims of taking unproven drugs, Trump's coronavirus approval remains low; Americans overwhelmingly support elected officials being required to wear masks and 2 in 3 disapprove of Trump not wearing a mask.

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Public Opinion on Coronavirus: Navigator Update

Friday, May 22, 2020

Worries about a "second wave" of coronavirus are top of mind as widely Americans approve of relief bills like the HEROES Act.

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Public Opinion on Coronavirus: Navigator Update

Thursday, May 21, 2020

Trump’s attacks on the Obama administration appear to be failing him as the public maintains general concerns about Trump’s blaming others, downplaying the threat, and ignoring experts, and Democrats in Congress continue to hold an advantage over Trump on trust to handle a number of issues related to the coronavirus pandemic.

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Public Opinion on Coronavirus: Navigator Update

Wednesday, May 20, 2020

When it comes to reopening the economy, Americans say they trust Dr. Fauci and Democrats more than Trump and report concerns about their state opening too soon; the president's approval on the coronavirus pandemic reaches another low in Navigator's tracking.

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Public Opinion on Coronavirus: Navigator Daily

Saturday, May 16, 2020

Trump's disapproval rating on handling the pandemic remains at its highest point; as strong concerns remain about the possibility of a "second wave," there has been an uptick in the share saying the "worst is yet to come."

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Public Opinion on Coronavirus: Navigator Daily

Friday, May 15, 2020

Trump's disapproval rating hits a new high on handling the pandemic as Americans express concern by Congressional Republicans having voted to cut CDC funding prior to the pandemic and refusing to stand up to Trump.

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Public Opinion on Coronavirus: Navigator Daily

Thursday, May 14, 2020

Trump’s rating on handling the pandemic has reached a new low point with the public generally concerned that his actions have put lives at risk and are now hurting the country’s chances for a safe reopening.

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Public Opinion on Coronavirus: Navigator Daily

Wednesday, May 13, 2020

Trump’s rating on his handling of the pandemic shows a decline among older Americans and independents as 1 in 6 urban residents report knowing someone who has died from coronavirus.

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Public Opinion on Coronavirus: Navigator Daily

Tuesday, May 12, 2020

Governors retain higher approval ratings than Trump on handling the pandemic as a second wave of the pandemic continues to be a top worry for Americans, and a majority maintain concerns that social distancing will end too soon.

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Public Opinion on Coronavirus: Navigator Daily

Saturday, May 9, 2020

An increasing number of Americans say that they think the worst is yet to come regarding the pandemic; Republicans who wear a mask regularly hold different views on the nature of the crisis than those who do not.

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Public Opinion on Coronavirus: Navigator Daily

Friday, May 8, 2020

As the public reports anxiety about the job market, Trump's economic approval is on the decline; Americans say their greatest concern on the president's economic response to the pandemic is stimulus money benefitting the wealthy instead of the people most in need.

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Public Opinion on Coronavirus: Navigator Daily

Thursday, May 7, 2020

Americans are deeply worried about a second wave of the pandemic, oppose a full reopening of the country but express openness to partially reopening their own community, and remain concerned by Trump putting lives at risk, downplaying the crisis, and failing to take responsibility.

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Public Opinion on Coronavirus: Navigator Daily

Wednesday, May 6, 2020

As Americans report hearing less from Trump on coronavirus, the public sees Congressional Democrats' response to the pandemic as favoring the working class while Trump's response favors the wealthy.

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Public Opinion on Coronavirus: Navigator Daily

Tuesday, May 5, 2020

Americans have misgivings about Trump’s initial response to the pandemic and have doubts he’s doing enough now amidst rising concerns social distancing will end too soon rather than go on too long.

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Public Opinion on Coronavirus: Navigator Daily

Saturday, May 2, 2020

A majority of Americans continue to disapprove of Trump's handling of coronavirus, as most are practicing social distancing despite partisan differences on whether or not to relax the measures.

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Public Opinion on Coronavirus: Navigator Daily

Friday, May 1, 2020

Most Americans believe that Trump's economic response to coronavirus favors the wealthy, while governors are seen as striking the right balance between handling the pandemic and the economic crisis.

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Public Opinion on Coronavirus: Navigator Daily

Thursday, April 30, 2020

Americans continue to rate governors more highly on handling the pandemic than Trump as the public reports hearing more negative than positive things about Trump's response, particularly his comments on injecting disinfectant.

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Public Opinion on Coronavirus: Navigator Daily

Wednesday, April 29, 2020

Americans continue to rate governors more highly on handling the pandemic than Trump as the public reports hearing more negative than positive things about Trump's response, particularly his comments on injecting disinfectant.

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Public Opinion on Coronavirus: Navigator Daily

Tuesday, April 28, 2020

Independents, people of color and older Americans give Trump low marks for his handling of the pandemic at a time when perception of the economy reaches new lows in our daily tracking and protests are doing little to sway overall public opinion on social distancing.

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Public Opinion on Coronavirus: Navigator Daily

Saturday, April 25, 2020

Americans continue to trust state and local governments more than Trump; the public reports more comfortability interacting with friends if the country reopens soon rather than going to restaurants or large gatherings.

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Public Opinion on Coronavirus: Navigator Daily

Friday, April 24, 2020

Trump's behavior at press conferences continues to give the public a negative impression of his handling of the pandemic and think he should leave the briefings to health experts; Americans blame the president on testing and PPE shortages, while reporting broad support for expanding vote-by-mail this November.

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Public Opinion on Coronavirus: Navigator Daily

Thursday, April 23, 2020

Americans support safely opening the government over reopening prematurely; more than two-thirds agree that fixing the health crisis is the key to restarting the economy.

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Public Opinion on Coronavirus: Navigator Daily

Wednesday, April 22, 2020

Americans support governors when it comes to stay-at-home orders instead of those protesting social distancing measures; Trump's approval continues to decline as Americans worry about an economic recession.

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Public Opinion on Coronavirus: Navigator Daily

Tuesday, April 21, 2020

Ratings of how Trump is handling the pandemic decline with fewer Americans viewing him as “serious” in his response, and most Americans continuing to prefer social distancing despite recent protests.

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Public Opinion on Coronavirus: Navigator Daily

Saturday, April 18, 2020

Trump’s approval ratings continue to drop as the share of Americans who know someone sick with coronavirus continues to grow. Most Americans support continued social distancing and believe life won’t return to normal for several months or more.

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Public Opinion on Coronavirus: Navigator Daily

Friday, April 17, 2020

Trump’s approval ratings have fallen to daily tracking lows, and most Americans want governors to take the lead coordinating the response to the pandemic.

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Public Opinion on Coronavirus: Navigator Daily

Thursday, April 16, 2020

Trump's approval rating on coronavirus remains negative as Americans report that they trust the CDC, Dr. Fauci, and the WHO the most to tell the truth about the pandemic.

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Public Opinion on Coronavirus: Navigator Daily

Wednesday, April 15, 2020

Americans are prioritizing health care over personal finances, but appear more split when it comes to public health and the national economy; Trump's approval ratings continue to erode on a number of key issues.

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Public Opinion on Coronavirus: Navigator Daily

Tuesday, April 14, 2020

As the public reports serious concerns about the economy and loved ones getting sick from coronavirus, Americans across party lines trust Dr. Fauci to tell the truth when it comes to the pandemic.

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Public Opinion on Coronavirus: Navigator Daily

Saturday, April 11, 2020

More than 20% of Americans know someone who has been infected with coronavirus and a vast majority still support current social distancing measures or want more aggressive measures.

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Public Opinion on Coronavirus: Navigator Daily

Friday, April 10, 2020

Few support efforts to repeal the Affordable Care Act, while Americans continue to be most concerned about Trump's early inaction on the pandemic.

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Public Opinion on Coronavirus: Navigator Daily

Thursday, April 9, 2020

Trump’s approval rating on handling coronavirus trails ratings of America’s governors on the crisis; while many want Trump to focus on helping the middle and working classes, most feel his policies favor the wealthy and big corporations.

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Public Opinion on Coronavirus: Navigator Daily

Wednesday, April 8, 2020

While Trump’s overall approval rating declines, Democrats hold advantages over Trump on key issues relating to the pandemic. More Americans now describe Trump as "unprepared" and fewer call him "honest."

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Public Opinion on Coronavirus: Navigator Daily

Tuesday, April 7, 2020

As three-quarters of the public rates the economy negatively, Americans regardless of party report similar levels of concern about a possible recession. A majority feel that Trump's coronavirus response favors the wealthy.

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Public Opinion on Coronavirus: Navigator Daily

Saturday, April 4, 2020

Trump's early missteps and unpreparedness on coronavirus remain top of mind for Americans, as the president's modest bump in approval fades.

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Public Opinion on Coronavirus: Navigator Daily

Friday, April 3, 2020

As many tune in to watch President Trump's press conferences, the public continues to report concerns over his handling of the pandemic and want stronger action to assist medical professionals.

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Public Opinion on Coronavirus: Navigator Daily

Thursday, April 2, 2020

Americans report concerns about Trump’s chaotic handling of the pandemic; support for social distancing is robust and the public strongly opposes Trump’s proposal to end it anytime soon.

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Public Opinion on Coronavirus: Navigator Daily

Wednesday, April 1, 2020

More Americans now say they know someone who has been infected by coronavirus. While the public remains split on Trump’s response to the pandemic, they broadly disapprove of how Trump is handling health care.

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Public Opinion on Coronavirus: Navigator Daily

Tuesday, March 31, 2020

While Americans remain split on Trump’s coronavirus response, Navigator Daily takes a deep dive into the data by demographics.

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Public Opinion on Coronavirus: Navigator Daily

Saturday, March 28, 2020

The public overwhelmingly supports social distancing and want it to continue as long as public health experts advise.

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Public Opinion on Coronavirus: Navigator Daily

Friday, March 27, 2020

With health concerns at top of mind, Americans are especially worried about the strain on hospitals and doctors created by Trump’s response to the crisis.

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Public Opinion on Coronavirus: Navigator Daily

Thursday, March 26, 2020

Feeling the adverse economic impacts of the pandemic, the public is demanding strong, sustained federal action to combat the financial challenges ahead.

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Public Opinion on Coronavirus: Navigator Daily

Wednesday, March 25, 2020

Americans are troubled by Trump’s “chaotic” and “unprepared” response to the coronavirus pandemic, while still approving of his policy response overall.

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Public Opinion on Coronavirus: Introducing Navigator Daily

Tuesday, March 24, 2020

In the first edition of Navigator Daily, Americans are recognizing the severity of coronavirus. A slight majority approve of Trump’s response, but there are warning signs for the president as the crisis intensifies.

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