Americans are evenly divided when asked if President Donald Trump or House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) would do a better job dealing with the CCP Virus, or coronavirus, but think the president is more likely to put the United States ahead of his political party, according to a poll released on Wednesday, April 22.
The latest Rasmussen Reports survey found that 45% of Likely U.S. Voters trust President Trump more when it comes to handling the current virus crisis, but 44% trust Pelosi more, while 11% are undecided.
Up to 82% of Republicans are more trusting of President Trump, compared to 69% of Democrats trusting Pelosi. Among voters not affiliated with either major party, 46% trust the speaker more versus 41% who feel that way about the president.
A half of all voters believe that what is best for the United States is more important to President Trump when it comes to dealing with the CCP Virus. Forty-four percent said he is more concerned with what is best for the Republican Party.
By comparison, 47% said what is best for the country is more important to Pelosi when it comes to the virus, but 46% think she is more concerned with what is best for the Democratic Party.
The survey, conducted from April 20 to April 21, showed that 76% of Republicans think the president puts the country first when it comes to dealing with the CCP Virus, while 70% of Democrats said the same of the House speaker. Unaffiliated voters tend to think both put their political party first.
Ninety-nine percent of Americans who Strongly Approve of the job President Trump is doing trust him more when it comes to handling the CCP Virus. Among voters who Strongly Disapprove of the president’s job performance, 85% trust Pelosi more, but 14% are undecided.
Another survey released by Rasmussen earlier this week showed that 60% of Democrats blame President Trump, not China, for the current CCP Virus crisis in the United States, but 71% of Republicans and unaffiliated voters disagree.
The CCP Virus first emerged in Wuhan, China, and most authorities agree that it was able to spread globally because the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) delayed for several weeks notifying the international community.