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Trumpism, not polarization, drives America’s disastrous coronavirus politics

Vox, July 1, 2020

July 1, 2020

Trumpism, not polarization, drives America’s disastrous coronavirus politics

Sara Wallace Goodman, a political scientist at the University of California Irvine, has been part of a team repeatedly surveying the same group of Americans to see how their behaviors and attitudes have changed over the course of the virus. Even controlling for factors like the prevalence of the disease in the place respondents live, Wallace Goodman and her colleagues find a significant and growing partisan gap in terms of fear of the disease…