NPR-PBS News Hour-Marist Poll: Majority of Americans Cautious During Pandemic
In a new NPR-PBS News Hour-Marist poll, Americans responded to a question about testing for coronavirus. Without further testing, Americans were asked if it was a good or bad idea to do the following:
-Return to work: Good idea, 32% … Bad idea, 65%
-Dine in restaurants: Good idea, 19% … Bad idea, 80%
-Reopen schools: Good idea, 14% … Bad idea, 85%
-Attend large sporting events: Good idea, 8% … Bad idea, 91%
No state has yet met federal guidelines calling for 14-day consecutive drop in cases. In Virginia, cases are still on the rise. Medical experts warn a second wave of the virus could be back in the fall and winter.
Other findings from the poll….
Who do Americans want to handle the economy?
-Joe Biden: 51%
-Donald Trump: 44%
Who do Americans prefer to handle the coronavirus crisis?
-Joe Biden: 55%
-Donald Trump: 40%
Who is doing a better job handling the coronavirus pandemic?
-State’s Governor: 64%
-Donald Trump: 32%
Approval of President Trump’s handling of the coronavirus pandemic:
Who cares more about people like me?
-Donald Trump: Yes 39% … No 58%
-Joe Biden: Yes 57% … No 35%
This poll’s findings confirm other polls from the past several days. Find more of the NPR-PBS News Hour-Marist poll here.