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Poll: Majority of Americans say that federal government not doing enough to prevent second wave of virus

Poll: Majority of Americans say that federal government not doing enough to prevent second wave of virus
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A majority of Americans say the federal government is not doing enough to prevent a potential second wave of the coronavirus, according to a new poll. 

Fifty-eight percent of those surveyed said the government is not doing enough to prevent a second wave later this year, while just 39 percent said it is, based on a CNN poll released Tuesday. 

The same poll found that 46 percent of respondents are “concerned but not afraid” about a potential second wave, and an additional 35 percent said they are afraid of one. Just 18 percent said they are not concerned about the possibility of a second wave. 

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Fifty-four percent said the government is doing a poor job preventing the spread of COVID-19, roughly the same as the 55 percent who said the same in an April poll. 

Just 44 percent said the federal government has done a good job at preventing the spread of the coronavirus. 

President TrumpDonald TrumpThe Memo: The Obamas unbound, on race Iran says onus is on US to rejoin nuclear deal on third anniversary of withdrawal Assaults on Roe v Wade increasing MORE’s overall approval rating in the poll holds roughly stead at 45 percent, but approval for his handling of the coronavirus has declined 3 points from last month to 42 percent. 

The poll was conducted from May 7-10. Results are based on a sample of 1,112 respondents and there is a margin of error of plus or minus 3.7 percentage points.