Navigating Coronavirus — June 20


  • Trump is viewed much, much more negatively than Obama and Bush. Despite Trump’s attacks on both former presidents, their net favorability is more than 40 points better than his (Obama +27, Bush +25, Trump -19).


  • WebMD: “No Distancing or Masks Required at Trump Rally”
  • NBC News: “Top members of coronavirus task force advised against Trump’s Tulsa rally”
  • “Anthony Fauci and Deborah Birx were among those warning about health risks for those attending such indoor rallies as virus’ spread continues.”
  • USA Today: “Health experts fear Trump’s campaign rally in Tulsa could turn into a coronavirus ‘super spreader’ event”
  • Oklahoma ER Doctor: “it’s a ‘terrible idea’ to hold the planned Trump rally in Tulsa because coronavirus cases ‘are up over 100% over the past week.’”
  • The Week: “Coronavirus cases are climbing in 20 states, with 10 states reporting single-day records in the past week”
  • Bloomberg: “Stunning: More than 20% of Arizona’s COVID tests reported today came back positive.”
  • NBC: “the average age of coronavirus patients in Florida has dropped significantly from the 60s months ago to 37 just last week.”
  • ProPublica: “The Trump Administration Paid Millions for Test Tubes — and Got Unusable Mini Soda Bottles”
  • Mother Jones: “How a Trump-Connected Lobbyist Is Cashing In on the Coronavirus”
  • WSJ: “Vice President Mike Pence has overstated the amount of coronavirus-related medical equipment distributed by a Trump administration program on multiple occasions, according to public data from the Federal Emergency Management Agency.”


  • As he refuses to listen to experts’ warnings on holding his Oklahoma rally, a majority of Americans have very serious concerns about his behavior on that front. Overall, 67% of Americans have serious concerns, but more than half the country (55%) actually express having VERY serious concerns about how he ignores the advice of experts. This includes 51% of people who are “mixed on Trump” (sometimes approve, sometimes disapprove).
  • When they hear about Republican leaders refusing to support Trump, Americans believe it’s a sign he has failed as a leader — not that he’s shaken up the status quo.




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