Sixty-eight percent of voters in six key 2020 swing states are “somewhat” or “very” seriously concerned about the coronavirus, a 19-percentage point drop since April 3, according to a survey conducted by CNBC and Change Research.
The survey polled 3,544 likely voters in Arizona, Michigan, Florida, North Carolina, Pennsylvania and Wisconsin from May 1 to 3 and also found:
- 71 percent say the U.S. is now in a recession
- 52 percent disapprove of the way President Donald Trump has handled the outbreak, compared with 48 percent who approve of the job he is doing
- 97 percent say it is important for small businesses and people who have lost jobs or wages to receive relief
- 65 percent remain more concerned about the impact on their health and safety while 35 percent say they are concerned about the impact on their family’s financial situation
- 44 percent have serious concerns about having to return to their place of work before they feel it is safe
- 37 percent say they or someone in their household has lost a job or been furloughed as a result of COVID-19
- 74 percent support recurring direct payments to individuals until the pandemic ends, and 66 percent support relief to state and local governments.
The survey has a margin of error +/- 2.54 percentage points nationally.
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