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It is according to a poll released this Sunday by ABC News / Ipsos. They believe the president was unable to understand the extent of the disease.

Three out of four Americans they harbor serious doubts that the President of the States, Donald Trump, now admitted by coronavirus, has understood the threat that the disease posed to his own well-being, nor the necessary measures to avoid its contagion, according to a survey released this Sunday by ABC News / Ipsos.

72 percent of Americans specifically believe that Trump has been unable to understand the extent of the disease nor the effectiveness of the measures proposed by epidemiologists to contain it, according to the survey, carried out on October 2 and 3, that is, on the Friday that the president was admitted sick to the Walter Reed hospital in Bethesda, and the following day .

That stands out that 43 percent of Republicans Those who were asked these questions answered negatively about the president’s abilities to understand this crisis. Among those declared as Democrats, the percentage shoots up to around 95 percent.

Also, after Trump’s hospitalization, more Americans fear than they, or someone close to them, catches the disease: 81 percent of those consulted, nine points more than a previous survey two weeks ago.

This jump is attributed almost entirely to Republican respondents, whose net concern increased 18 points (52% to 70%), and independents, whose concern increased 13 points (69% to 82%). Democrats held steady at 86%, compared to the previous poll.

On the other hand, Americans are divided (50-50) on President Trump’s ability to perform his duties as president while in hospital with the disease.

Still, the majority of Republicans surveyed (76 percent) continue to positively value Trump’s management, while only 33 percent of independents and 6 percent of Democrats approve of the government’s response to the crisis. of the pandemic.

Source: Europa Press

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