Voters in nine battleground states trust President Trump more than presumed Democratic presidential nominee Joseph R. Biden to hold China accountable for the coronavirus crisis, and they overwhelmingly support Republicans’ proposal to shield small businesses from lawsuits related to the pandemic, according to a poll obtained exclusively by The Washington Times.
As the president weighs sanctions against Beijing this week for its crackdown on Hong Kong, the survey for America First Policies found that 57% of voters in those key swing states also favor punishing Chinafor its role in the coronavirus outbreak, which has killed 100,000 Americans and battered the U.S. economy. The nonprofit group promotes policies aligned with Mr. Trump’s agenda and is affiliated with the pro-Trump super PAC America First Action.
Voters gave Mr. Trump a 17-point advantage over the former vice president, 50% to 33%, on being better able to stand up to China and hold it accountable for spreading the virus. Three-fourths of voters have a negative view of China.