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More Voters Trust Trump ‘in the Current Coronavirus Crisis’ than Trust Typical Congressman or Reporter

By Craig Bannister | April 14, 2020 | 12:18pm EDT
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Asked, “Who do you trust more in the current coronavirus crisis?” U.S. likely voters favor President Donald Trump over both “the average member of Congress” and “the average reporter,” a new Rasmussen Reports survey shows.

While 35% of voters say they trust Trump the most, only 30% choose “the average reporter” – and just 17% say they trust “the average member of Congress” the most – the survey of 1,000 U.S. likely voters, conducted April 12-13, 2020 finds. Eighteen percent say they’re “not sure” who they trust more.

Among entrepreneurs, 47% say they trust Trump most – more than five times the 9% trusting the average congressman and eighteen percentage points higher than the 29% who most trust the average reporter (15% “not sure”).

Voters employed by private companies are also more likely to trust Trump (33%) than they are to place their faith in either the typical congressman (18%) or the average reporter (27%). Twenty-two percent of private-sector workers say they aren’t sure.

However, government workers are more likely to trust reporters (35%) than they are to trust either members of Congress (29%) or Trump (27%), with 9% saying they don’t know who to trust more.

Among retired Americans, about a third most trust either Trump (34%) or reporters (35%), compared 13% choosing the average congressman and 17% “not sure.” Of those employed in “other” capacities, Trump, at 30%, tops the average congressmen (20%), the typical reporter (26%) and the unsure (21%).Source: Rasmussen Reports

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