Trump's infection is having an impact on the perception of the virus
The overall jump can be almost entirely attributed to Republicans, whose net concern increased 18 points (52% to 70%), and independents, whose concern increased 13 points (69% to 82%). Democrats held steady at 86%.
That is encouraging. It shows reality can occasionally reach Republicans at least some of them.
Although, better late than never. I truly hope republicans will start taking COVID seriously. Their actions affect us and we need them to get out of COVID. The economy cannot fully recover if we still have such high infection and death rate. We cannot find a new normal (that doesn't require me to stay home 80% of the time) until they too follow guidelines and treat COVID seriously.
In a universe governed by magical thinking, reality must seem like a cruel taskmaster.
Plus, part of this is probably getting a dose of unfiltered Marmalade Mussolini during the debate.
His lack of concern about anyone or anything other than himself really came through. He stood there punching himself in the face.
March that it took the POTUS being hospitalized to wake some people up.
*Shaking my head*
You saw your orange god get hospitalized and you still think it is nothing. I guess Trump being put on a ventilator would peel a few more towards reality.
I encounter almost every time I have been in a grocery store, a hardware store, a post office, etc. I try to do as much as possible online or through curbside pickup but there are times when I have had to make a mad dash inside a building.
Masks are required but these scumbags are just dying for a confrontation.
and so this cannot help his vote tally. No, it's not going to be a grand sympathy vote for the magat. It's not.