About 40% of Republicans think the coronavirus pandemic is “has been exaggerated,” while 10% say they’re not sure if it is, according to a new Yahoo! News/YouGov poll.
The poll also revealed people who voted for President Donald Trump are 19% “less likely than Clinton voters to say they have strictly obeyed existing stay-at-home regulations,” according to Yahoo.
Another party divide that stood out in the poll was that only 24% of Republicans trust coronavirus task force medical expert Dr. Anthony Fauci more than Trump when it comes to believing information about coronavirus. That’s compared to 60% of all people in the poll who trust the doctor more than the president.
About 50% of Republicans trust Trump more than Fauci on coronavirus-related issues, while 26% trust them both equally.
The poll is a virtual partisan split on other issues as well. Among participants who were asked about shelter-in-place orders, 32 percent of Republicans responded that “The cure is worse than the disease,” compared to 18% for all other groups who were polled said.
And only 54% of Trump voters said they would obey stay-in-place orders compared to 82% of Hillary Clinton voters.