Joining with Republicans, a majority of Democrats now believe that the coronavirus labeled COVID-19 originated in a Chinese lab.
“A majority of people, now including a slim majority of Democrats too, believe the coronavirus most likely originated in a Wuhan laboratory rather than from nature, a new poll shows, indicating a shift in public opinion since early in the pandemic as China continues to block a truly independent and thorough inquiry into COVID-19’s origins,” according to the Washington Examiner. [emphasis added]
“The new poll from Harvard University and Politico found that 52% of people in the United States, including 59% of Republicans and 52% of Democrats, believe the coronavirus emerged from a Wuhan lab, while just 28% of adults say COVID-19 began with an infected animal. [emphasis added]
“‘Usually, our polls find a big split between Republicans and Democrats, so this is unique,’ Bob Blendon, a professor at the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health who designed the poll, told Politico. ‘More conservative media have been carrying the ‘lab leak’ issue, and it’s been a Trump talking point from the beginning, so we expected people who lean Democratic would say either ‘It’s not true’ or ‘I don’t know.’ But the belief is bipartisan.'” [emphasis added]
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