National Public Opinion Survey Results

1* Please let me know whether you approve or disapprove of the way that President Trump is performing his job?

27%       Strongly Approve
20%       Somewhat Approve
13%        Somewhat Disapprove
38%       Strongly Disapprove
3%         Not Sure
47%       TOTAL APPROVE
51%       TOTAL DISAPPROVE

2* Suppose that in the presidential election this year you have a choice between Republican Donald Trump and Democrat Joe Biden. For whom would you vote?

43%      Republican Donald Trump
47%      Democrat Joe Biden
4%        Some Other Candidate
1%        Would Not Vote
5%        Not Sure

3* Okay, suppose have a choice between Republican Donald Trump and Democrat Bernie Sanders. For whom would you vote?

45%      Republican Donald Trump
45%      Democrat Bernie Sanders
5%        Some Other Candidate
2%        Would Not Vote
3%        Not Sure

4* Regardless of who you want to win the election, who do you think will win if the choice is between Republican Donald Trump and Democrat Joe Biden?

46%      Republican Donald Trump
45%      Democrat Joe Biden
9%        Not Sure

5* Okay… who do you think will win if the choice is between Republican Donald Trump and Democrat Bernie Sanders?

53%      Republican Donald Trump
39%      Democrat Bernie Sanders
8%        Not Sure

6* In terms of selecting a presidential nominee, has the Democratic National Committee conducted a fair and impartial process? Or have they worked unfairly against the campaign of Senator Bernie Sanders?

44%       Fair and Impartial
27%       Unfairly against Sanders’ campaign
29%       Not Sure

7* If the election for Congress were held today, would you vote for the Republican from your district or the Democrat from your District?

39%      Republican
48%      Democrat
3%        Some Other Candidate
1%        Would Not Vote
9%        Not Sure

8* In terms of how you will vote, which of the following is the most important issue?

25%      Health Care
18%      The Economy
10%      National Security
7%        Immigration
6%        Environmental Issues
6%        Economic Inequality
5%        Gun Laws
5%        Civil Rights
5%        Other
4%        Taxes
3%        Job Creation
3%        Fighting Poverty
2%        Fighting Terrorism
2%        Abortion

9* Please let me know if you have a favorable or an unfavorable opinion of each of the following:

Socialism Capitalism
Very Favorable  13% 27%
Somewhat Favorable 22% 29%
Somewhat Unfavorable 30% 13%
Very Unfavorable  17% 15%
Never Heard of It  1% 1%
Not Sure  16% 14%
TOTAL FAVORABLE   35% 56%
TOTAL UNFAVORABLE  47% 28%

10* How closely have you been following recent news about the coronavirus?

55%      Very closely
34%      Somewhat closely
6%        Not very closely
2%        Not at all closely
2%        Not sure

11* How concerned are you about coronavirus?

40%     Very concerned
41%      Somewhat concerned
15%      Not very concerned
5%        Not at all concerned

12* Governments and private companies have taken many actions to address the coronavirus outbreak. Please let me know if you approve or disapprove of the following actions: The decision to ban travel from China

73%      Strongly Approve
16%      Somewhat Approve
7%        Somewhat Disapprove
3%        Strongly Disapprove
2%        Not Sure

13* The 30-day ban on Europeans traveling to the United States

61%      Strongly Approve
23%      Somewhat Approve
9%        Somewhat Disapprove
4%        Strongly Disapprove
3%        Not Sure

14* Companies encouraging their workers to work from home

63%      Strongly Approve
26%      Somewhat Approve
7%        Somewhat Disapprove
3%        Strongly Disapprove
2%        Not Sure

 15* The suspension of college basketball tournaments and professional sports events

51%       Strongly Approve
24%      Somewhat Approve
11%       Somewhat Disapprove
9%        Strongly Disapprove
4%        Not Sure

 16* State government bans of large gatherings

54%      Strongly Approve
27%      Somewhat Approve
10%      Somewhat Disapprove
6%        Strongly Disapprove
3%        Not Sure

17* Insurance company waiver of co-payments for coronavirus treatments

72%      Strongly Approve
18%      Somewhat Approve
7%        Somewhat Disapprove
2%        Strongly Disapprove
1%        Not Sure

18* Schools and colleges closing campuses and teaching online

57%      Strongly Approve
25%      Somewhat Approve
10%      Somewhat Disapprove
5%        Strongly Disapprove
3%        Not Sure

SUMMARY OF VIEWS TOWARDS VARIOUS ACTIONS

APPROVE (Strongly) DISAPPROVE
China Travel Ban 89% (73%) 10%
European Travel Ban 84% (61%) 13%
Encouraging Work From Home 89% (63%) 10%
Suspending Sports Events 75% (51%) 20%
State Bans of Large Gatherings 81% (54%) 16%
Co-payment Waivers 90% (72%) 9%
Campus Closures 82% (57%) 15%

19* The coronavirus has been identified by many names including the Wuhan virus and the Chinese virus. Is it racist to use those names?

32%      Yes
55%       No
13%       Not Sure

20* Which of the following best describes the national media coverage of the coronavirus?

48%      The national news media created a panic by overhyping the danger to the public.
14%       The national news media did not do enough to warn people about the potential danger
30%      The national news media provided a valuable service by warning people about the dangers without overstating them.
7%        Not sure

21* Do you have close friends or family members who have been diagnosed with Corona Virus?

7%         Yes
89%      No
4%        Not Sure

22* Has the Corona Virus caused you to cancel any travel plans?

29%      Yes
68%      No
3%        Not Sure

 23* Looking ahead a month, which of the following do you believe is more likely:

53%       The Corona Virus will have been generally contained and things will have returned to normal.
29%       The Corona Virus outbreak will keep getting worse and infecting more people
18%       Not Sure

Methodology

The survey was conducted online by Scott Rasmussen from March 13-15, 2020. Survey respondents were randomly selected from a comprehensive panel of potential participants. Certain quotas were applied, and the final results were lightly weighted by gender, age, race, and political party to reasonably reflect the nation’s population of Registered Voters. Other variables were reviewed to ensure that the final sample is representative of that population.