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Government Performance during COVID-19

The president’s job ratings continue to hold steady during the coronavirus outbreak, according to the AP-NORC Poll conducted in May 2020, even as few Americans approve of how the federal government is handling the pandemic.

Many Are Wary of Re-Opening

Americans remain concerned about the threat from the coronavirus and worry about reopening too soon, according to the AP-NORC Poll conducted in May 2020. There is support for imposing conditions in order to reinstate economic and social activities.

Voting in the Time of the Coronavirus

A majority of Americans favor their state expanding access to voting by mail, and support for other measures of voting outside the traditional ballot box have increased in the face of the coronavirus outbreak, according to the April 2020 AP-NORC Poll.

Is America Ready to Re-Open?

​The public remains broadly supportive of state and local governments and the measures they are taking to prevent the spread of the coronavirus, but few think it will be safe to lift restrictions anytime soon, according to an April 2020 AP-NORC Poll.

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