Poll: Most think Trump waited too long to act on coronavirus

Most Americans (57%) now believe that President Donald Trump waited too long to act on the COVID-19 pandemic that is devastating the nation, according to the latest Economist/YouGov Poll.

That is especially true of Democrats (85% of them say this), and a majority of Independents (56%). Most Republicans (71%) are happy with the speed of the president’s response, but one in five Republicans (20%) think he should have moved faster.

Americans also want more action from the president: by more than three to one, US adults say President Trump should (65%) issue a national stay-at-home order. Republicans agree 51 percent to 33 percent.

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