New Yahoo News/YouGov poll shows GOP largely dismisses threat of coronavirus

As coronavirus spreads throughout the United States and authorities warn of mass disruptions to daily life, a new Yahoo News/YouGov poll shows that pluralities of Americans believe the threat has been exaggerated and that their peers have been overreacting to the actual risk posed by the disease — a result largely driven by the fact that Republicans are far more likely than Democrats to dismiss the threat of COVID-19.