Among U.S. voters nationwide
Ally or enemy: Do you consider [China] to be an ally or an enemy of the United States?
RON’S COMMENT: 22% of Democrats and 13% of Republicans say China is an ally or friendly.
Cause of the pandemic: Do you think China’s handling of the COVID-19 outbreak led to the worldwide pandemic?
Not sure: 19%
RON’S COMMENT: 50% of Democrats, 61% of independents and 79% of Republicans say China’s handling of the COVID-19 outbreak led to the worldwide pandemic.
Punish China: Do you think the U.S. should or should not take some action for the express purpose of punishing China for the COVID-19 pandemic?
Should punish China: 42%
Should not punish China: 34%
Not sure: 24%
RON’S COMMENT: Though 68% of U.S. voters think China’s handling of the outbreak caused the worldwide pandemic, only 42% think the U.S. should punish China…. 23% of Democrats, 39% of independents and 62% of Republicans say the U.S. should punish China.
Xi Jinping: Do you have a favorable or an unfavorable opinion of Xi Jinping?
RON’S COMMENT: The Chinese leader’s favorability in the U.S. is now lower than that of Vladimir Putin’s, 10% vs. 14%.
Trump: Do you approve or disapprove of the way President Trump is handling China?
RON’S COMMENT: 16% of Democrats, 38% of independents and 78% of Republicans approve of the way President Trump is handling China.