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Voters Rate State, Local Virus Response Highly But Worry Government May Go Too Far

Monday, May 11, 2020

Voters generally approve of the way their state and local governments have handled the coronavirus pandemic, but they’re also more worried that government may be making things worse rather than better.

A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone and online survey shows that 64% of Likely U.S. Voters are concerned that the government’s cure for the coronavirus threat may be worse than the problem, with 34% who are Very Concerned. This compares to 59% and 32% respectively in late March. Thirty-one percent (31%) don’t share that concern, but that includes only 11% who are Not At All Concerned. (To see survey question wording, click here.)

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The survey of 1,000 Likely Voters was conducted May 6-7, 2020 by Rasmussen Reports. The margin of sampling error is +/- 3 percentage points with a 95% level of confidence. Field work for all Rasmussen Reports surveys is conducted by Pulse Opinion Research, LLC. See methodology.

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