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Axios-Ipsos Poll: Most Doubt US Coronavirus Death Count

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By    |   Tuesday, 05 May 2020 09:50 AM EDT

Forty-four percent of Americans believe the number of people dying for COVID-19 in the U.S. is actually higher than has been officially reported, according to a new Axios-Ipsos poll.

Thirty-two percent say it is about the same, while 23% say it is less.

Here are how the poll results, released Tuesday, break down:

  • Only 24 percent of Republicans say the number of coronavirus deaths are more than what has been reported. 36% say it is about the same, while 40% say it is less.
  • 63% of Democrats believe the number of deaths is more. 29% say it is about the same, compared to just 7% who say it is less.
  • 45% of independents say it is more, compared to 31% who say it is about the same. 24% say it is less.
  • 26% say they visited friends or relatives in the last week – up from 19% in a mid-April poll.
  • 47% say they’ve canceled summer plans, such as camp or vacation rentals.
  • 63% say they’re concerned that the next month could bring food shortages.
  • 58% say they are concerned that schools are not going to reopen in the fall.

The poll, conducted May 1-4, surveyed 1,012 people. The margin of error is plus or minus 3.2 percentage points.

Jeffrey Rodack

Jeffrey Rodack, who has nearly a half century in news as a senior editor and city editor for national and local publications, has covered politics for Newsmax for nearly seven years.

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