Poll Reveals Growing Distrust in CDC and Media Over COVID Information

by Chris White


American voters’ trust in the national media and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to provide accurate information about the coronavirus pandemic has plummeted since March, according to a CBS poll published Sunday.

Roughly 54% of voters trust the CDC for reliable information about the virus, a 30 percentage point drop from March, when 86% of voters said the same thing, the CBS poll showed. Fewer voters also trust the national media to provide good information about coronavirus, or COVID, according to the poll, which was conducted between Sept. 2-4 and sampled 2,493 registered voters nationwide.

The virus originated in Wuhan, China, in December before spreading to the United States, where it has reportedly killed more than 188,000 people, according to data from John Hopkins University.

Former Vice President Joe Biden is trusted more than President Donald Trump to deliver on a safe vaccine, the CBS polls showed. Roughly 47% of voters polled trust the Democratic Party’s presidential nominee over the president (34%) to provide them a reliable vaccine, according to CBS.

The poll, which carries a plus or minus 2.4 point margin of error, also showed trust in Trump’s ability to relay good information about the virus is falling, though by a smaller amount than trust in either the media and CDC. About 40% of voters polled trust the president on pandemic information, marking a drop of 6 percentage points since March, when 46% of voters said they trusted what Trump said on the virus.

More voters trust the president than they do the media, with only 35% of voters saying the media’s pandemic coverage is trustworthy, down from 45% in March, the poll showed.

A previous poll indicated that Americans have grown skeptical of how the CDC counts deaths from the virus.

An Axios-Ipsos poll published in July showing 31% of Americans believed at the time that the number of deaths is lower than what is being reported. A total of 58% of Republicans and 9% of Democrats believe the number of deaths is less than the actual count, the July poll showed.

Only 16% of Republicans said the number is more than what is being reported, while more than 60% of Democrats said the same, according to the Axios poll.

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Chris White is a reporter at Daily Caller News Foundation.








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6 Thoughts to “Poll Reveals Growing Distrust in CDC and Media Over COVID Information”

  1. Mike Johnson

    Is this a surprise? How much conflicting information between reality and what the CDC proffered does it take? The brainwashing and neural linguistic programming (NLP) has unfortunately been quite successful with the masses. We may have entered a steep rise in the learning curve and awakening where this plandemic will be recognized for what it is…part of an overarching agenda for population control via “the great reset”.

  2. 83ragtop50

    The lame stream media and wanttabe kings (like my County “mayor”) have used COVID confusion and misinformation as a weapon to control us underlings. Now the Biden campaign is trying to use the same messaging to win votes. Time for this onslaught on personal freedom to end.

  3. Julie

    Political ideology and egotistical “experts” seem to influence more than anything, and the CDC is no different than any other government bureaucracy. More and more people are waking up to the public health establishment and how they have tried to make this worse than it needs to be. This has been an exercise in population control through fear.

    1. Ron Welch

      As predicted by one of our founders:

      “Unless we put medical freedom into the Constitution, the time will come when medicine will organize into an undercover dictatorship to restrict
      the art of healing to one class of Men and deny equal privileges to others; the Constitution of the Republic should make a Special privilege for medical freedoms as well as religious freedom.”

      –Dr. Benjamin Rush, Signer of the Declaration of Independence

  4. Kevin

    It will only be a matter of time before the Democrat “focus groups” spit out what many of us knew since April, and the Covid-19 rhetoric will end immediately. Then, all of that “free” Federal Covid-19 money will dry up and places like Nashville will be further up the Cumberland without a paddle!

    Sure hope old Mini can swim!

  5. Ron Welch

    Never is any information reported whereby health and immunity is enhanced or strengthened. And these are “public health” experts and officials? And media reporters are OUTSIDE. by themselves with masks on?! This is idiocy! They have no credibility.