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Public trust in Joe Biden to handle the response to the coronavirus has collapsed showing that Americans no longer trust him to handle the pandemic.
The latest Axios-Ipsos poll finds that respondents simply don’t trust Biden to relay accurate information on the virus.
The poll found that only 45 percent said that they trust Biden “a great deal” or a “fair amount” to give them accurate information on the virus. Meanwhile 53 percent say that the feel Biden is “not very much” or “not at all” to present the truth.
Axios was shocked that Biden is underwater:
For the first time in his presidency, Joe Biden faces a trust deficit among Americans when it comes to COVID-19, according to the latest installment of the Axios/Ipsos Coronavirus Index.
Why it matters: The latest findings point to malaise more than fear. But malaise could spell real trouble for a Democratic president who built his support on a pledge to steer the nation out of crisis — and whose party’s bare House and Senate majorities are on the line in 2022.
The big picture: Americans have become a bit less worried about living their lives. The respondents who see large risk in airline travel, dining out or visiting family and friends are at their lowest shares since mid-July.
Axios added that the numbers are trending the wrong way for Biden:
- Compare that with the peak of trust in Biden on COVID — 58% to 42% — in our Jan. 22–25 survey, around his inauguration when he was in a honeymoon phase.
- The slide can be seen across the political spectrum, with a net drop of 11 percentage points among Democrats, 17 points with independents and 10 points with Republicans.
- In the latest survey, 81% of Democrats, 42% of independents and 11% of Republicans say they trust Biden on COVID.
- 68% of parents surveyed said they see little or no risk in trick-or-treating this year, compared with 51% when we asked this question last October. And six in 10 adults see little or no risk to trick-or-treating in their community, a 15-point jump from last October.
For a man who ran and won the presidency on his supposed competency with COVID, this is a monstrous failure.
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