Poll: More voters believe coronavirus testing worse in U.S. than in other countries

More voters feel coronavirus testing in the U.S. is sub-par when compared to other countries, according to a new Hill-HarrisX.

Forty-percent say testing is worse in the U.S. than in other nations while roughly one-third say it's better.

Twenty-nine percent of registered voters in the survey are unsure about the issue.

A recent Pew Research survey found 52 percent of Americans say the U.S. has done only a fair or poor job of dealing with the coronavirus outbreak in general.

"Americans generally aren't overwhelmed by the response to the COVID-19 pandemic," Mallory Newall, Director of Research at Ipsos, told Hill.TV.

"However, like everything we've been seeing lately with COVID-19, there is a big partisan difference here," she added.

Fifty-seven percent of Democratic voters said the U.S. is doing worse with regard to testing in comparison to other countries while Republican voters have a more positive view — 51 percent said the country is doing better than others.

Independent voters are more split on the issue. Thirty-nine percent 39 say the U.S. is doing a worse job than other nations when it comes testing for COVID-19, 27 percent say the U.S. is doing better on the issue, and 33 percent say that the country is doing about the same. 

The Hill-HarrisX poll was conducted online among 932 registered voters between May 18 and 19. It has a margin of error of plus or minus 3.2 percentage points. 

Gabriela Schulte