Poll: 57% of Republicans find 176,000 coronavirus death toll in the U.S. ‘acceptable'

David Matthews, New York Daily News
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The American government’s response to the coronavirus pandemic is roughly split along partisan lines, according to a CBS News/YouGov poll released Sunday.

The poll found that 31% of registered voters thought the U.S. death toll of 176,000 was “acceptable” when evaluating the U.S. efforts against the coronavirus pandemic,” a number that is buoyed by a 57% majority of Republican voters. Only 10% of Democrat voters thought the death toll was “acceptable” and 67% of independents said it was “unacceptable.”

When asked “overall, how would you say things are going for the U.S. in its efforts to deal with the outbreak of coronavirus,” 62% said “somewhat badly” or “very badly.”

The poll also found that 40% of Republicans think the death toll is inflated despite public health officials, including Dr. Anthony Fauci, saying the current death toll is most likely lower than the actual number.