CBS News reports:
Americans continue to say they trust medical professionals for virus information, but Republicans also rank President Trump about as highly among their trusted sources, even as others give him his lowest marks to date for handling the outbreak. And Dr. Anthony Fauci is trusted by most and viewed favorably by a three-to-one margin, but he now draws split opinions among Republicans, driven by increasingly negative views from conservatives.
Views of President Trump’s handling of the outbreak continue to drop from March and are now the lowest he has received. Today, 43% say he’s doing a good job, 5 points lower than three weeks ago and 10 points lower than in March. This decline has most recently been driven by political independents, among whom a four-in-10 plurality now say Trump is doing a “very” bad job, as compared to a “somewhat” bad job, and that description has increased from a few weeks ago.
CBS News Poll: Americans continue to think the U.S. effort to contain the outbreak is going badly; fewer think it is going well now than did last month.
Moreover, more people now feel it will take longer for things to return to normal. https://t.co/UzRfGd3OV3 pic.twitter.com/aS6Nb2SDig
— David Begnaud (@DavidBegnaud) May 14, 2020
— CBS News (@CBSNews) May 14, 2020