78% of Black Voters Fear Government’s Coronavirus ‘Cure’ Will Be Worse than the Problem

Craig Bannister | April 1, 2020 | 11:30am EDT
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Fifty-nine percent (59%) of all likely voters are concerned that “the government's cure for the coronavirus threat may be worse than the problem,” with 32% who are “very concerned,” a new Rasmussen Reports national survey finds.

Black (78%), low-income (74% of those earning less than $30,000) and younger (64% of those 18-39) voters were the most likely to say they are at least “somewhat concerned” that any government cure will hurt more than it helps. This includes 56% of Blacks, 48% of low-income and 38% of young voters who are “very concerned” the government will make things worse.

Political party didn’t appear to affect whether a voter feared a government response to the coronavirus, with 59% of Democrats, 59% of Republicans and 60% of voters of “other” political affiliations all saying they are at least “somewhat concerned.”

On Tuesday, Rasmussen released results of another national voter survey, conducted March 29-30, 2020 revealing that 82% of voters fear Congress’ $2.2 trillion coronavirus response bill contains costly expenditures of taxpayer dollars on items completely unrelated to combating the virus.

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Despite 83% support for the coronavirus relief package, more than four in five (82%) voters fear it contains costly items that have nothing to do with the coronavirus, a new Rasmussen Reports survey finds.

“How concerned are you that members of Congress have included costly items in the massive relief bill that have nothing to do with the coronavirus?”

  • Very Concerned: 54%
  • Somewhat Concerned: 28%
  • Not Very Concerned: 9%
  • Not at All Concerned: 5%
  • Not Sure: 4%

The results released by Rasmussen on Wednesday are based on a survey of 1,000 U.S. likely voters conducted March 25-26, 2020.(Source: Rasmussen Reports)

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