A majority of registered Republican voters (57%) say the number of fatalities from coronavirus is acceptable, according to a CBS News/YouGov Poll released on Sunday. At the time the survey was fielded, there were 170,000 coronavirus fatalities and more than 5.5 million cases confirmed in the United States.
About seven in 10 Americans (69%) say the number of COVID-19 deaths in America is unacceptable — a sentiment reflected among Independents (69%) and Democrats (90%). About two in five Republicans (43%) say the fatalities are unacceptable.
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- The details behind YouGov’s survey numbers, which includes a page explaining how the poll was conducted and how they calculated the margin of error.
- CNN: A coronavirus chart that will shock you
- Washington Post: What does it mean that most Republicans see the coronavirus death toll as acceptable?
- The Hill: 57 percent of Republicans say coronavirus death toll is ‘acceptable’
- And for context, from the end of March, not even half a year ago: The coronavirus has now killed more people in the US than the 9/11 terror attacks