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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. 

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 Trump’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.

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