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Our research below provides messaging guidance for progressives to win key policy debates.

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Growing Disbelief About “Return to Normal”

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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On Trump’s Declining Approvals

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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Fear of Economic Recession Grows

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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Governors Outperform Trump on Initial COVID-19 Response

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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Americans Worry About the Economic Future

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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The Public’s Views on Social Distancing

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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One in Six Now Know Someone Infected

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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