A majority of Americans don’t trust what President Donald Trump has to say when it comes to coronavirus, according to a new poll.
A NBC News/SurveyMonkey Weekly Tracking Poll released Tuesday indicates Americans are more likely to trust the nation’s leading infectious disease specialist Dr. Anthony Fauci, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and their state’s governor over the president when it comes to the virus.
Poll results show:
- 31% of Americans say they trust Trump's statements on coronavirus.
- 58% of Americans say they don’t trust the president when it comes to his comments on the pandemic.
- 55% of Americans say they trust information from the CDC about coronavirus.
- 51% of Americans say they trust statements made about the virus by Dr. Fauci.
- 49% of Americans say they trust their states’ governors.
Republicans are more likely to trust Trump with 69% of respondents, who identity as members of the GOP, saying they trust the president on coronavirus. Republican respondents trust of Fauci was logged at 32% and trust in the CDC totaled 38%.
According to the poll results, Republicans and Republican-leaners are less likely to trust their states’ governors. Forty-nine percent said they do not trust their governors on the pandemic, compared to 41% who do trust their state’s leaders.
On the flip side, Democrats are more likely to trust Fauci and the CDC. Seventy-eight percent said they trust Fauci on the pandemic, while 76% trust the CDC.
Democrats or Democrat-leaning respondents are also more likely to trust their governors than Republicans. Sixty-three percent said they trust their state’s leaders.
The poll surveyed 47,190 adults between July 27-August 2. It has a margin of error of plus or minus 1 percentage point.
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