Donald Trump must know that he is doing badly when it comes to the COVID-19 pandemic. Yet, he appears to be drilling down deeper into the same hole. He has managed to convince people that the coronavirus is a hoax as the confirmed cases grow to three and one-half million and 138,787 deaths, according to Google Statistical Data. Instead of jumping into action, our A1-president, as in A1 sauce, tells people that they should not trust one of the world’s top virologists and even distrust their own doctors.
The states which are under the worst outbreaks in the country are Arizona, Calfornia, Florida, and Texas. They may also be states in play for the November 3rd elections.
CNBC and Change Research just announced their latest State of Play poll. The survey was conducted from July 10th through July 12th. It shows six states at play for the upcoming elections: Arizona, Florida, Michigan, North Carolina, Pennsylvania, and Wisconsin. So what did people in these states have to say about their thinking?
Trump pulled in following his opponent at a low job approval rating, 49 percent approval, 55 percent disapproval rating in the six battleground states. Since the last like poll just two weeks earlier, those believing the COVID-19 pandemic was worsening increased four points, 59 percent to 55 percent.
Americans are “worried and uncertain” about the economy and the jobs market ranked 61 percent, jobs 57 percent, and the employment rate 61 percent. A full 81 percent of voters in these swing states, including 68 percent of Republican voters, want another round of stimulus packages to help them through the coronavirus pandemic.
Unfortunately for Donald Trump, former Vice President Joe Biden is holding a six-point lead over him, 49 percent to 43 percent. Biden is not just ahead in one or two states. He leads in all six swing states. It gets worse for the current president. The former VP has a national lead of 10 points, 51 percent to 41 percent.
As far as the pandemic goes, 43 percent of the voters felt that POTUS is handling the COVID-19 well.
The polls also found some intriguing results regarding the coronavirus:
- ‘While the number of battleground voters reporting serious concerns regarding the impact of COVID-19 remains consistent, the poll revealed a 4% increase in the amount of voters saying things are getting worse (59%, up from 55% two weeks ago). A 45% plurality in the battleground say things are reopening too quickly, including 60% in Arizona and 62% in Florida.
- Biden/Democrats continue to hold their greatest advantages on healthcare and COVID-19. 55% of battleground voters say Biden/Democrats would do a better job making healthcare more affordable, versus 45% who said President Trump/Republicans would do a better job. 54% of battleground voters say Biden/Democrats would do a better job handling COVID-19 versus 46% who said President Trump/GOP would do a better job.
- COVID-19 was still the second biggest concern among voters, following the economy, jobs and cost of living, up four points since the last poll (46%). Healthcare and drug costs ranked third (37%).’
Then, there were significant general findings among the general electorate and those concerned with COVID-19:
- ‘A record-low 45% of likely battleground state voters approve of President Donald Trump’s overall job performance (55% disapprove)
- 51% approve of his handling of the stock market
- 47% approve of the job he is doing helping their pocketbook
- 47% approve of the job he is doing ensuring economic relief for COVID-19 goes to those who need it most, rather than the wealthy and well-connected
53% of battleground voters think Biden and the Democrats would do a better job “putting the middle class first.”’
CNBC and Change Research pollsters surveyed 1,258 likely general election voters nationally and 4,322 likely general election voters in the six battleground states between July 10-12. The poll’s margin of error in the national survey is 2.76 +/- percentage points. In the swing states, it is 1.49 +/- percent. Both reflect especially good results.
For more information on the previous survey including the full results and methodology and in-depth articles, go to https://www.changeresearch.com/post/states-of-play-battleground-wave-9.
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