Business Gets Higher Marks for Handling the Pandemic than Government
The public is critical of the government’s handling of the COVID-19 pandemic and believes the private sector has done a better job of balancing safety concerns with the need to re-open the economy. Four in 10 (41%) Americans say the federal government has done a poor job balancing health and safety concerns with the need to re-open the economy. Only 27% rate the feds’ performance as good or excellent.
Public Acceptance of PACs on the Rise
The most preferred method for financing political campaigns is for candidates to spend their own money (70% approval). Individual contributions also rank high at 67% approval. Public support for political action committees (PACs) has risen by 4 percentage points in this year’s survey to 55%. This level of support cuts across party lines with 57% of Democrats and 61% of Republicans approving of PACs. Super PACs have taken a dip, however, with only 40% approving of them.