TO: Interested Parties
FROM: Committee to Protect Medicare and ALG Research
DATE: September 29, 2020
RE: NEW POLL: Michigan Voters Blame Trump for Nursing Home Deaths, Trust Whitmer on Handling of Nursing Homes, Pandemic more than Trump and Legislative Republicans
New statewide polling shows voters are largely distrustful of President Trump when it comes to dealing with COVID-19 in nursing homes. They also continue to distrust him on handling the coronavirus pandemic generally.
Voters in Michigan still trust Gov. Whitmer on handling coronavirus by a large margin, and far more than they trust President Trump. These findings are consistent with other polls around Gov. Whitmer’s handling of the pandemic. On handling COVID-19 in nursing homes, voters trust Gov. Whitmer far more than both President Trump and the Republican-controlled Legislature. Michigan voters also trust Gov. Whitmer a great deal more than legislative Republicans.
These advantages for Gov. Whitmer are particularly pronounced among swing voters who’ll play a large role in deciding which party holds the majority in the Michigan House of Representatives.
Highlights of the poll:
Far fewer Michiganders trust Trump to handle the pandemic than trust Gov. Whitmer. This includes Independents, who trust Whitmer over Trump by 50 points. Independents also trust Gov. Whitmer to handle the pandemic over GOP legislators by 43 points.
Nearly two-thirds (64%) of Michigan voters approve of Whitmer’s job performance, with even more (67%) expressing positive views of her “responding to the coronavirus outbreak.”
They also trust Whitmer far more on dealing with COVID-19 in nursing homes — despite Republican crowing on the issue. Voters trust Whitmer over legislative Republicans by 19 points and over Trump by 26 points.
For more, contact Annika Doner at firstname.lastname@example.org or (313) 670-4737.
About the Committee to Protect Medicare
The Committee to Protect Medicare is an advocacy organization made up of frontline doctors engaging in direct advocacy and communications in support of a stronger healthcare system in America. To learn more: http://committeetoprotect.org/
NOTE: The physicians above are speaking in their capacity as members of the Committee to Protect Medicare. They should be identified only as indicated in this news release.
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Sep. 29, 2020
Annika Doner, 313-670-4737, email@example.com