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April 8, 2020

Democrats Think House Virus Committee Will Make Us Safer; GOP Voters See More Politics

Democrats remain highly critical of how the government is handling the coronavirus crisis and think a new House oversight committee will make things better. Republicans see more politics ahead.

April 6, 2020

Cuomo Ties Biden for Presidential Nomination Among Democrats

Joe Biden may be sweeping the traditional primary system, but Democrats are evenly divided when asked if New York Governor Andrew Cuomo would make a better challenger against President Trump in November.

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April 3, 2020

Support Grows for Government-Run Health Care, Universal Basic Income

As the coronavirus opens the door for greater government control of our lives, voter support for a taxpayer-funded income for all and government-controlled health care are on the rise. Democrats are far bigger fans than others, though.

April 2, 2020

Voters Strongly Endorse Fines, Ban on Interstate Travel

Voters are turning hardline in the face of the coronavirus. Two-out-of-three now want to ban travel between states and fine those who violate social distancing guidelines.

April 1, 2020

Voters Fear Indefinite Shutdown, Worry Government May Make Things Worse

Voters question how long the United States can remain locked down because of the coronavirus, and most share President Trump’s worry that the government may go too far in its efforts to defeat the disease.

March 31, 2020

Voters Overwhelmingly Endorse Coronavirus Aid Package. Expect More to Come

Voters are fine with the $2.2 trillion relief package passed by Congress in response to the coronavirus, even though they suspect it’s packed with goodies for political allies. They also think more taxpayer-funded help will be needed in the days ahead.

March 27, 2020

61% of Republicans See America Getting Back on Its Feet By Easter

The majority of Republicans share President Trump’s confidence that America can begin rolling back some of its anti-coronavirus precautions by Easter, but most other voters don’t agree.

March 25, 2020

Most See National Security Danger in Government’s Focus on Coronavirus

Voters strongly believe the coronavirus is a major threat to America’s national security, and most think our enemies are likely to exploit the U.S. government’s focus on the disease.

March 23, 2020

Party Affiliation Dictates Responses to ‘Chinese Virus’

Voters are closely divided over how the government has responded so far to the coronavirus threat, but, even in a time of national emergency, it appears that party affiliation overrides all.

March 19, 2020

25% Are Ready to Postpone November Election

One-in-four voters are prepared already to postpone the November presidential election – for the first time in U.S. history - if the coronavirus threat continues. Support is much higher for delaying upcoming primaries.

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March 18, 2020

Americans Favor Travel Ban, School Closures, But 26% See Panicked Overreaction

Americans strongly support the government’s travel bans and school closings in response to the coronavirus threat, but one-in-four think panic, not reason, is driving some decisions.

March 17, 2020

42% Say China Should Pay Some of World’s Coronavirus Costs

Given China’s silence and secrecy about the outbreak of the coronavirus virus, a sizable number of voters here think the Asian giant needs to pay up for some of the losses the virus has caused. But there’s little war talk so far.

March 16, 2020

Americans Question Whether Public Health System Can Handle Coronavirus

Americans are only slightly more concerned about their personal safety as the coronavirus pandemic grows, but they’re noticeably less confident that the U.S. health care system can deal with the problem.

March 13, 2020

Most Democrats Not Ready for Bernie To Quit The Race

Democrats think their party should be more like Joe Biden than Bernie Sanders but aren’t calling for Sanders to quit the presidential race just yet. They fully expect Sanders to endorse Biden if the former vice president wins their party’s nomination, though.

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March 12, 2020

Obamacare Remains A Party Line Thing

Voters are evenly divided over whether Obamacare should stay or go now that the U.S. Supreme Court has agreed to hear a case challenging the constitutionality of what’s left of the health care law.

March 11, 2020

81% Favor Free Coronavirus Vaccine for the Elderly

The federal government plans to give the coronavirus vaccine to elderly Americans for free. Voters strongly agree with that plan.

March 11, 2020

Biden Jumps Far Ahead, But 39% of Democrats Say Let Tulsi Debate

Democratic voters are closely divided over whether Tulsi Gabbard should be included in their party’s next presidential debate, but they overwhelmingly put their money on Joe Biden to be the ultimate nominee.

March 10, 2020

Voters to Pols: Leave Individual Judges Alone

Senate Democratic leader Charles Schumer got himself in hot water last week with a public attack on two U.S. Supreme Court justices. While voters see judges as political creatures, most disapprove of threatening judges by name.

March 9, 2020

Biden Beats Sanders, Trump

Voters expect Joe Biden to easily beat Bernie Sanders for the Democratic presidential nomination and would opt for Biden over President Trump if the general election were held today.

March 6, 2020

Voters See Less Politics on Supreme Court and Want It That Way

Voters are less convinced these days that the U.S. Supreme Court is driven by politics despite Justice Sonia Sotomayor’s recent accusation that some of her fellow justices have a pro-Trump bias. But voters still strongly believe the members of the high court should keep their political views to themselves.