A majority of people believe the federal government’s response to the coronavirus is making the country’s recovery worse, according to a new poll.
An Axios-Ipsos poll found that 60% of people say the government’s response to the coronavirus has made matters worse, while 39% believe it’s made the crisis better.
The poll broke down responses between political parties, finding 74% of Republicans believe that the federal government is helping the country recover, while only 19% of Democrats and 32% of Independents feel the same way.
A majority of respondents, 57%, also believe that the coronavirus will be under control in six months, while 43% of those polled said they are not hopeful.
President Trump has repeatedly said that a vaccine is close to completion, which has been cited as a benchmark for when the United States will fully reopen.
“We are delivering life-saving therapies and will produce a vaccine before the end of the year or maybe even sooner,” Trump said last week during the Republican National Convention.
The Axios-Ipsos poll surveyed 1,100 adults between Friday and Monday and has a margin of error of 3.3 percentage points.