All right, all right, that’s not the most substantive information from the latest CBS/YouGov poll. It is, however, the most entertaining. Unfortunately, that doesn’t mean that the public overwhelmingly trusts Donald Trump when it comes to COVID-19 either; it just means that the media score worst on this media-sponsored poll.
So who does get the trust of the American public when it comes to COVID-19 information? Everyone appears to have lost significant ground on that score in the last six months, YouGov found, thanks to a track record of poor performance. Trump actually lost the least amount of ground, but that’s because Trump didn’t exactly start from a position of strength:
As the coronavirus outbreak continues, voters now have less trust in some key entities for information about the virus, with a notable drop in trust in the Centers for Disease Control (CDC). Back in March, 86% of voters trusted the CDC for accurate information about the virus, but today just 54% do. Trust is down across all major demographics, including both Democrats and Republicans. Fewer also trust the media, their state’s governor and President Trump for accurate information about the coronavirus, compared to the spring.