Americans have conflicting views when it comes to the economy, but solidly support enacting measures to ensure “safe voting” in future elections.
Worries about a “second wave” of coronavirus are top of mind as widely Americans approve of relief bills like the HEROES Act.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.