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Democrats are Twice as Worried as Republicans about Coronavirus

https://www.nytimes.com/2020/03/13/us/politics/coronavirus-trump-polling.html


Afraid of Coronavirus? That Might Say Something About Your Politics

 

Polls show that how much voters worry about the outbreak depends on their political views, to a degree that’s unusual for a national crisis.  Welcome to Poll Watch, our weekly look at polling data and survey research on the candidates, voters and issues that will shape the 2020 election.

 

The coronavirus has been detected in more than 1,500 people across the United States. Public schools are closing and mass gatherings are being canceled. The National Collegiate Athletic Association called off its March Madness tournaments. The stock market took a historic plunge on Thursday.  And yet polls show that many voters still don’t see the virus as a serious threat. How much it worries you depends heavily on your personal politics — to a degree that’s not typical for a national crisis.  In a Quinnipiac University poll released this week, roughly six in 10 Republican voters nationwide said they were not especially concerned that the coronavirus would disrupt their lives. Two-thirds of Democratic voters said the opposite. All together, a slight majority of Americans expressed serious concern.

 

And Democratic voters were about twice as likely as Republicans to worry that they or someone they knew could catch the virus, the poll found. Sixty-three percent of Republican voters said they were relatively unconcerned.


Geography could play a role, as Democrats are more likely to live in cities, which are the sites of the worst outbreaks. But this partisan divide may well be linked to the kind of media people consume: While most newspapers and TV networks are treating the crisis as a dire threat and covering local governments’ efforts to contain it, many right-wing pundits are casting doubt on the virus’s risks and even its very existence — following a precedent set by President Trump, who has played down the danger of the virus.  On his nationally syndicated radio show, Sean Hannity wondered aloud on Wednesday if the coronavirus might be a “fraud” — just hours before Mr. Trump delivered a televised address about the virus.  During that speech, Mr. Trump announced a temporary partial ban on travel to the United States from Europe, but he stopped short of instituting nationwide limits on public gatherings or the kind of other federal guidance that some world leaders have given to their countries.

 

Over all, Americans are skeptical of Mr. Trump’s ability to confront the crisis. Last month, before the virus had spread throughout the United States, 62 percent of voters nationwide said they were not very confident in the federal government’s ability to deal with it effectively, according to a Fox News poll. Democratic voters were more than twice as likely as Republicans to say that they had no confidence at all.  For weeks, Mr. Trump oscillated between reassurances that he had the situation under control and suggestions that the whole issue was vastly overblown. Democrats, including Speaker Nancy Pelosi and the party’s leading presidential candidate, former Vice President Joseph R. Biden Jr., have called the situation grave and pushed for an aggressive response.  Mr. Biden and his leading rival, Senator Bernie Sanders of Vermont, canceled in-person rallies this week and announced online campaign events in their stead. On Thursday, both candidates strongly criticized Mr. Trump’s address to the nation.  “Public fears are being compounded by pervasive lack of trust in this president,” Mr. Biden said. He offered his own plan to combat the crisis while condemning what he called Mr. Trump’s “colossal” failure to guarantee citizens access to coronavirus testing.

 

For Mr. Trump, the perception that he is a strong leader has been central to his appeal since the beginning of the 2016 presidential campaign. Gallup regularly asks Americans about their feelings about the president on a range of personal qualities. Out of the seven qualities Gallup tests, only one applies to Mr. Trump in the eyes of a majority of Americans: being a strong and decisive leader. When Mr. Biden attacks him over the coronavirus, he is taking a cut at Americans’ view of Mr. Trump as a forceful leader.  But the virus may have an effect on Mr. Trump’s public approval in ways that ripple far beyond his direct response to the crisis — particularly as the economy absorbs the severe impact of the virus.

 

Before the outbreak, Americans were more likely to describe themselves as satisfied with the way things were going in the country than at any point in the past 15 years, according to Gallup polling. Mr. Trump’s approval ratings have been in the mid- to high 40s in recent months — among the highest numbers of his presidency — lifted by the thriving economy. Americans generally tend to approve of his handling of the economy more than of his overall performance.  But as businesses close and the stock market craters, some persuadable voters may lose their main rationale for backing the president, even if they do not directly blame him for the virus’s spread.

 

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Well, that explains this:

 

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The Democrats are full of poo.

 

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The rest of the WORLD is twice as worried about the coronavirus as Republicans are. That is because the Republican's leader is actually Alfred E. Newman in disguise. 

 

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@Richva wrote:

The rest of the WORLD is twice as worried about the coronavirus as Republicans are. That is because the Republican's leader is actually Alfred E. Newman in disguise. 

 

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Democrats are Twice as Worried as Republicans about Coronavirus

 

Geography could play a role, as Democrats are more likely to live in cities, which are the sites of the worst outbreaks

 

You Think?

 

Most Democrats tend to live on the coasts as well.

 

Bet a dollar they're more concerned about sea level rise then the Rocky Mountain Trump Party too.

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The first sentence is rather disturbing. "Polls show that how much voters worry about the outbreak depends on their political views, to a degree that’s unusual for a national crisis."  Unusual for a national crisis, huh?  Why is that?  Maybe because the current president promotes that division with all his mealy-mouth rhetoric and those hunches and his gut instinct instead of trying to bring the country together with encouragement?  False hopes and lies don't cut it.

 

Article speculates that this political division may be due to the media.  For example: "While most newspapers and TV networks are treating the crisis as a dire threat and covering local governments’ efforts to contain it, many right-wing pundits are casting doubt on the virus’s risks and even its very existence — following a precedent set by President Trump, who has played down the danger of the virus. On his nationally syndicated radio show, Sean Hannity wondered aloud on Wednesday if the coronavirus might be a 'fraud' — just hours before Mr. Trump delivered a televised address about the virus."

 

Regardless, actions speak louder than words.  I live in a red county and the shelves are just as empty as any blue liberal city.  So, I would deduce that even if the Republicans say they "don't see the virus as a serious threat" or that they are not "concerned the coronavirus would disrupt their lives", they're lying and/or they're all secret panic hoarders.

Honored Social Butterfly

Toad fired all his experts in epidemiology in 2018, but  it makes no difference because the Toad doesn't believe anyone not telling him what he already believes.

Honored Social Butterfly

Simply put, Republicans believe Fox News and POTUS and not educated experts....  From the White Houses's expert.....

 

Top infectious disease expert doesn't rule out supporting temporary national lockdown to combat coronavirus

 

The nation's top infectious disease expert on Sunday did not rule out supporting a temporary national lockdown of the country's restaurants and bars in order to curb the spread of coronavirus, saying he'd like to see a "dramatic" reduction in activity in order to fight the disease.

 

Asked by CNN's Brianna Keilar on "State of the Union" if he'd like a "national lockdown" where people are being told they need to stay home and out of restaurants and bars, Dr. Anthony Fauci, the director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Disease, said he'd "like to see a dramatic diminution of the personal interaction that we see" in those places.
 
"Whatever it takes to do that, that's what I'd like to see," Fauci added.
Fauci, a key member of the Trump administration's coronavirus task force, told Keilar that Americans will need to come to terms with the fact that life will begin to look much different as the country tries to slow the spread of the disease.
 
"We need to be very serious about -- for a while, life is not going to be the way it used to be in the United States," he said. "We have to just accept that if we want to do what's best for the American public."
 
The comments from Fauci come as officials continue to urge "social distancing" as a way to slow the spread of the disease. Dozens of national and local events have been canceled or postponed in recent days as companies, organizations and governments try to reduce the number of people congregated in a single area.
 
The US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention defines "social distancing" as "remaining out of places where people meet or gather," and "avoiding local public transportation."
 
Already, some states and cities have implemented dramatic policies amid the pandemic.
 
The New Jersey city of Hoboken is implementing a city-wide curfew and new restrictions, starting Monday, in response to coronavirus. Residents must stay home from 10 p.m. until 5 a.m. ET, unless they have to work during those hours.
 
The city of Austin, Texas, has banned gatherings of 250 people starting early Sunday until at least May 1, while New York Democratic Gov. Andrew Cuomo said gatherings of 500 or more people -- except for schools, hospitals, nursing homes and mass transit -- are banned in the state because of the outbreak.
 
As of Sunday morning, there were 2,885 cases of coronavirus in the US and the disease had resulted in at least 60 deaths, according to figures from state and local health agencies, governments and the CDC.
 
 
And we should remember that...TRUMP'S APPEAL TO THE COGNITIVELY CHALLENGED 

 


"FAKE 45 #illegitimate" read a sign at the Woman's March in DC, 1/27/2017
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So, we can expect far more sick and dead Republicans thanks to their believing their moron.

 

As Bruce said...

 

 

God speed.....


"FAKE 45 #illegitimate" read a sign at the Woman's March in DC, 1/27/2017
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@Centristsin2010 wrote:

So, we can expect far more sick and dead Republicans thanks to their believing their moron.

Wrong as usual.  Liberalism spreads like disease when people are in close proximity therefore more Democrats than Republicans will die of coronavirus.   E.g., Seattle is run by Democrats.

 

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Seattle is doing testing.....anywhere you actually DO tests, the numbers will increase exponentially.  Shockingly, Republicans don't seem to know that.....


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@Centristsin2010 wrote:

Seattle is doing testing.....anywhere you actually DO tests, the numbers will increase exponentially.  Shockingly, Republicans don't seem to know that.....


I'm talking about deaths from coronavirus.  Everyone who died from coronavirus was tested.  Too bad the dead people weren't tested for liberalism.

 

 

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  • aruzinsky =  Too bad the dead people weren't tested for liberalism.    



    ?????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????
    Mr. Aruzinsky --- WHAT AN ODD THING TO SAY about ....
    Definition of liberalism =  

    willingness to respect or accept behaviour or opinions different from one's own; openness to new ideas:
    "one of the basic tenets of liberalism is tolerance a political and social philosophy that promotes individual rights, civil liberties, democracy, and free enterprise: "representative democracy operates under the principles of classical liberalism"

    Shame the country hasn't been  FULL of liberalism ....today we would be far better off.  

 

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@aruzinsky wrote:

@Centristsin2010 wrote:

Seattle is doing testing.....anywhere you actually DO tests, the numbers will increase exponentially.  Shockingly, Republicans don't seem to know that.....


I'm talking about deaths from coronavirus. Really?  Even in the topic post which doesn't mention "deaths" at all.  Shocking!!!

 

Everyone who died from coronavirus was tested.  Really?  Was that one of trumps "hunches"?  Or Not's "guesses"?  Or someone changing their tune to fit the narrative?

 

The topic shows the ignorance of trump and Hannity; one claims it includes the Republicans.  Can't/won't argue with that premise.


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@Centristsin2010 wrote:

@aruzinsky wrote:

@Centristsin2010 wrote:

Seattle is doing testing.....anywhere you actually DO tests, the numbers will increase exponentially.  Shockingly, Republicans don't seem to know that.....


I'm talking about deaths from coronavirus. Really?  Even in the topic post which doesn't mention "deaths" at all.  Shocking!!!

 

Everyone who died from coronavirus was tested.  Really?  Was that one of trumps "hunches"?  Or Not's "guesses"?  Or someone changing their tune to fit the narrative?

 

The topic shows the ignorance of trump and Hannity; one claims it includes the Republicans.  Can't/won't argue with that premise.


If not death, what are you worried about?

 

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@aruzinsky wrote:

@Centristsin2010 wrote:

@aruzinsky wrote:

@Centristsin2010 wrote:

Seattle is doing testing.....anywhere you actually DO tests, the numbers will increase exponentially.  Shockingly, Republicans don't seem to know that.....


I'm talking about deaths from coronavirus. Really?  Even in the topic post which doesn't mention "deaths" at all.  Shocking!!!

 

Everyone who died from coronavirus was tested.  Really?  Was that one of trumps "hunches"?  Or Not's "guesses"?  Or someone changing their tune to fit the narrative?

 

The topic shows the ignorance of trump and Hannity; one claims it includes the Republicans.  Can't/won't argue with that premise.


If not death, what are you worried about?

 

I am only worried that a Republican may infect older Americans with existing medical conditions with the virus.   Just like those that presume others are "worried".

 


 


"FAKE 45 #illegitimate" read a sign at the Woman's March in DC, 1/27/2017
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Great to know that more contagious trump repubs will infect more people because they believe trump when he tells them not to worry...that's worth worrying about all unto itself...believing lies!

Where are the test kits!!!???

 

@aruzinsky 

are you trying to hypnotize us now?

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@aruzinsky 

are you trying to hypnotize us now?


You are getting sleepy, very, very sleepy.  Now, click my Crybaby Button Button and, later, vote for Trump.

 

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@Centristsin2010 wrote:

@aruzinsky wrote:

@Centristsin2010 wrote:

@aruzinsky wrote:

@Centristsin2010 wrote:

Seattle is doing testing.....anywhere you actually DO tests, the numbers will increase exponentially.  Shockingly, Republicans don't seem to know that.....


I'm talking about deaths from coronavirus. Really?  Even in the topic post which doesn't mention "deaths" at all.  Shocking!!!

 

Everyone who died from coronavirus was tested.  Really?  Was that one of trumps "hunches"?  Or Not's "guesses"?  Or someone changing their tune to fit the narrative?

 

The topic shows the ignorance of trump and Hannity; one claims it includes the Republicans.  Can't/won't argue with that premise.


If not death, what are you worried about?

 

I am only worried that a Republican may infect older Americans with existing medical conditions with the virus.   Just like those that presume others are "worried".



Thank you for admitting that you are NOT worried about a Democrat infecting an older American ....

 

 

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@aruzinsky wrote:

@Centristsin2010 wrote:

I am only worried that a Republican may infect older Americans with existing medical conditions with the virus.   Just like those that presume others are "worried".



Thank you for admitting that you are NOT worried about a Democrat infecting an older American ....

 

Maybe because Democrats are twice as worried as Republicans and twice as likely to heed and practice CDC recommendations and less likely to depend on hunches?

Esteemed Social Butterfly

Maybe I should start wearing a blue t-shirt that says:

 

I am a Democrat and over 60.
I'm worried that you're not worried.
Please stay away from me.

 

Honored Social Butterfly

Its because Democrats are twice as smart as Republicans.

 

Please note Republicans are not worried that Putin elected their ToadPOTUS, that said Toad cannot read a teleprompter and its address to the Nation required more walk-backs, corrections and denials than the entire Obama Administration. All thses things concern Democrats but not Republicans.

 

GOPers are not worried because Fox told them not to worry, and its been nearly a decade since any one of them questioned what Fox told them to believe.

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