Worried about coronavirus? Vanderbilt polls suggests politics may influence your answer
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (Mike Osborne) -- A new Vanderbilt poll suggests Tennesseans are reacting to coronavirus along strongly partisan and racial lines.
The survey of a thousand registered voters finds 82 percent of Democrats are concerned about contracting COVID-19, while only 37 percent of Republicans share that concern.
In addition, 76 percent of Tennesseans of color say they’re concerned about the virus, while only 55 percent of whites are equally worried.
Overall, 60 percent of state residents say they’re concerned about contracting the virus, or seeing a loved one fall ill.
The Vanderbilt Poll surveyed 1,000 registered voters statewide. The poll was conducted from May 5-22. It has a margin of error of plus or minus 3.8 percent.
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