Americans Praise Fauci But Share Trump’s Desire to Get Going

Americans give Dr. Anthony Fauci high marks for his performance during the coronavirus crisis but disagree with his continuing go-slow approach to reopening the country.

A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone and online survey finds that 65% of American Adults rate Fauci’s performance as good or excellent. Just 11% say he’s done a poor job. (To see survey question wording, click here.)

Similarly, 68% share a favorable opinion of the immunologist who is perhaps the most visible member of the Trump Administration’s White House Coronavirus Task Force, with 42% who view him Very Favorably. Only 20% regard Fauci unfavorably, and that includes just eight percent (8%) with a Very Unfavorable view.

Fauci at a Senate hearing last week cautioned against too-rapid reopening of the country, prompting rare public disagreement from President Trump. But 49% of Americans agree with Trump’s statement in response to Fauci’s testimony: “We have to get the schools open. We have to get our country open. We have to open our country. Now we want to do it safely, but we also want to do it as quickly as possible. We can’t keep going on like this.” Thirty-six percent (36%) disagree with the president. Fifteen percent (15%) are undecided.

Americans Praise Fauci But Share Trump’s Desire to Get Going

Americans give Dr. Anthony Fauci high marks for his performance during the coronavirus crisis but disagree with his continuing go-slow approach to reopening the country. A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone and online survey finds that 65% of American Adults rate Fauci’s performance as good or excellent.

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