Poll: Plurality of voters believe US still in first wave of the coronavirus pandemic

A plurality of voters said the United States is still in the first wave of the coronavirus pandemic, a new Hill-HarrisX poll finds.

Thirty-one percent of registered voters in the July 3-4 survey said the country is still experiencing the first wave.

One-third, 30 percent, believe the US is currently in the second wave of the pandemic.

Twenty-five percent of those surveyed said a second wave is likely to come later this summer or the fall.

Just 5 percent of voters said a second wave is unlikely while 9 percent of voters said they were unsure about the status of the coronavirus pandemic in the US.

"There's sort of unanimity across the board that it is going to happen, a second wave is inevitable" Mallory Newall, Director of Research at Ipsos, told Hill.TV.

A recent Axios-Ipsos survey found that 85 percent of respondents are at least somewhat concerned about the coronavirus pandemic, up from the number of people who responded similarly June.

The country's top infectious disease expert, Anthony FauciAnthony FauciSchiff, Khanna call for free masks for all Americans in coronavirus aid package Data breaking bad: COVID-19 corruption in an election year Poll: 31 percent trust Trump on coronavirus MORE, on Monday warned that the US is still "knee-deep" in the first wave of the pandemic, as COVID-19 cases continue to climb.

The Hill-HarrisX poll was conducted online among 933 registered voters between July 3 and 4. It has a margin of error of plus or minus 3.2 percentage points. 

Gabriela Schulte