Poll: Americans’ trust in Biden to provide accurate COVID info at all-time low

By Ailan Evans

Americans’ trust in President Joe Biden to offer accurate information on COVID-19 is at its lowest point ever, according to a new poll.

Just 45% of Americans say they trust Biden to give them correct information on the coronavirus, while 53% say they don’t trust him very much or not at all, according to the results of the Axios/Ipsos Coronavirus Index, conducted between Sept. 24-27. Trust in Biden has dropped substantially since the president took office, with 58% saying they trusted Biden in an Axios/Ipsos poll conducted between Jan. 22-25.

Similarly, only 49% of Americans say they trust the federal government to provide accurate COVID-19 information, down from 54% two weeks ago.

“Delta and other issues have really undermined the public’s perception,” Cliff Young, president of Ipsos public affairs, told Axios, saying that the lack of a clear resolution to the pandemic and COVID-19 restrictions have contributed to a decline in trust.

The results of the poll follow comments made by Biden Monday that 97% of Americans would have to be vaccinated for the country to return to pre-pandemic life, a claim which baffled medical experts.

Predictably, there is a substantial partisan divide in trust, with 81% of Democrats, 42% of independents and 11% of Republicans saying they trust the president to provide accurate information on COVID-19. Biden’s decline among independents has been the largest, dropping 17 percentage points since he took office.

Fewer Americans are also seeing COVID-19 as threatening as they did earlier in the pandemic, with only 13% saying in-person gatherings with their families pose a threat to their health, and 12% saying eating in a restaurant is a risky activity. These numbers are each down five percentage points from two weeks ago.

The poll sampled 1,105 adults between Sept. 24–27 and had a margin of error of plus or minus 3.2 percentage points.

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6 thoughts on “Poll: Americans’ trust in Biden to provide accurate COVID info at all-time low

  1. All his polls are in the dumpster and now the basement dweller is refusing to answer questions even from his pre selected list… The American public and worthless congress should be demanding a cognitive test as the decrepit puppet is showing more signs of brain degradation.. He’s become a danger to be in charge of anything beyond what pudding he wishes. I would like to ask the 43% what positive accomplishment has he achieved so far? I have seen zero with only failure and dereliction of duty to the Constitution.. his polls should all be reading 0%

  2. If you think 45% of Americans trust Biden today on anything………In the words of the great Muhamed Ali “You better wake up and apologize!”

    It’s more like 10% I am quite sure. But that 10% is itself very sure that it is a majority.

  3. Biden is appears to be a ventriloquist; his lips move, his eyes flutter, he makes a face, smirks, then babbles, then refuses to answer questions.
    Why is he doing/saying this?

    All that could be due to his COVID shot, or not.

    Other people just have brain fog; no biggy!

    A neighbor friend of mine, eager to do the “right thing”, experiences increased shortage of breath, feels lethargic, after his COVID shot.

    I had my COVID shot at the VA, and had no side effects yet.

    All new drugs have to go through Phase 3 testing, which usually takes 1 to 2 years, after which the FDA approves them or not.

    None of that was done with COVID drugs.

    Considering the side effects, COVID drugs would never be approved.

    Hospital workers see all the COVID symptoms up close.
    Being forced to get a COVID shot would be a very traumatic experience.
    The only way out is not to show up at work.

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