Recent reports confirming that the COVID-19 virus probably came from a Chinese lab don’t surprise most voters, who suspect U.S. officials may have been involved in a cover-up.
The latest Rasmussen Reports national telephone and online survey finds that, looking back on the pandemic, 42% of Likely U.S. Voters rate the job done by U.S. public health officials in dealing with COVID-19 as good or excellent. Thirty-seven percent (37%) give U.S. officials a poor rating for their handling of the virus. (To see survey question wording, click here.)
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