Most Americans think that Chinese Communist Party (CCP) is chiefly to blame for the CCP Virus (coronavirus), and more than half of U.S. voters in the latest poll want the CCP to pay at least some of the global costs of the pandemic.
According to a July 28 survey by Rasmussen Reports, 50% of likely U.S. voters feel China is primarily to blame for the worldwide spread of the CCP Virus, which first emerged in Wuhan in late 2019. Meanwhile, 36% disagree and 14% are not sure.
Republicans (72%) are far more likely than Democrats (37%) and voters not affiliated with either major political party (44%) to blame China.
More than half of the voters (53%) now think China should bear at least some of the financial costs that have resulted from the global transmission of the CCP Virus, up from 42% in mid-March when Rasmussen first asked this question. Thirty-one percent said China should not have to pay, down from 36% four months ago.
Regarding President Donald Trump’s dealings with Chinese Communist Party since the outbreak of the CCP Virus, 39% of voters rate his handling as good or excellent, but 45% say he has done a poor job.
Those who blame China for the CCP Virus are more likely to approve of President Trump’s dealings with the CCP.
The survey, conducted on 1,000 voters from July 23 to July 26, found that Republicans (71%) are also more convinced than Democrats (44%) and unaffiliated voters (43%) that China should pick up the tab for at least some of the world’s CCP Virus costs.
In surveying in late April, 51% of the U.S. voters wanted the United Nations to punish China for inflicting the CCP Virus on the world, and a sizable number favored state lawsuits against China.
Most authorities around the world agreed that the CCP Virus was able to spread globally because the Chinese Communist Party delayed for several weeks notifying the international community.
As of July 30, there have been 16.8 million confirmed cases of the CCP Virus around the globe and 662,095 deaths, according to the World Health Organization.