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Poll show half of U.S voters think COVID-19 also deadly for young and healthy, not just elderly, ill

'For a while, people were getting more optimistic and began focusing more on economic concerns. That time has passed. Nearly two-thirds of voters now believe the worst of the pandemic is still to come.' - Scott Rasmussen

Updated: July 28, 2020 - 6:16pm

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Just the News Poll, Is the coronavirus only very deadly for the elderly and those with pre-existing conditions?
Just the News Daily Poll
With Scott Rasmussen

Among U.S. voters, 39% believe COVID-19 is deadly for older people and those with pre-existing conditions but not for younger and healthier people. Fifty percent (50%) believe that assumption is false, according to a new Just the News Daily Poll with Scott Rasmussen.

Most Republicans believe it's deadly for young people, while most other voters do not, the poll found.

 

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Just the News Poll, Is the coronavirus only very deadly for the elderly and those with pre-existing conditions?
Just the News Daily Poll
With Scott Rasmussen

"These results come at a time when pessimism about the pandemic is growing," Rasmussen said. "A large number of polling questions show that the tide has turned. For a while, people were getting more optimistic and began focusing more on economic concerns. That time has passed. Nearly two-thirds of voters now believe the worst of the pandemic is still to come."

Just the News Daily Poll respondents were asked "Is the following statement true or false? 'The coronavirus is very deadly for older people and those with pre-existing conditions, but not deadly at all for younger and generally healthy people.'" They responded as below:

  • 39% True
  • 50% False
  • 11% Not Sure

The national survey of 1,200 registered voters was conducted July 23-25, 2020 by Rasmussen, a polling veteran. Margin of sampling error: +/- 2.8% for full sample. 

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