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Thu May 7, 2020, 12:36 PM

Almost HALF of Republicans Think Government is Exaggerating Reported Coronavirus Deaths

Source: Mediaite

A new poll shows that a shocking percentage of Republican voters — nearly half — believe that fewer people have died from the coronavirus than the government is reporting.

In a new Economist/YouGov poll, respondents were asked “Do you think the government is accurately reporting the number of people who have died from COVID-19 or do you think more people have died from the virus or fewer people have died from the virus?”

A clear plurality — 39 percent — said that more people have died than the government has reported, while just 17 percent said fewer have died. Only 21 percent said the government’s numbers are accurate. That basic result — that a plurality say more people have died — was consistent across every demographic category. It’s also consistent with reporting on excess deaths that aren’t being included in the official death toll.

But among Republican primary voters, a whopping 47 percent said that fewer people have died, and only 12 percent said that more people have died than have been reported.

Read more: https://www.mediaite.com/news/almost-half-of-republicans-think-government-is-exaggerating-reported-coronavirus-deaths/



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Reply Almost HALF of Republicans Think Government is Exaggerating Reported Coronavirus Deaths (Original post)
SouthernCal_Dem May 2020 OP
bucolic_frolic May 2020 #1
lagomorph777 May 2020 #28
SouthernCal_Dem May 2020 #2
Lonestarblue May 2020 #3
certainot May 2020 #15
Doodley May 2020 #4
certainot May 2020 #16
Mopar151 May 2020 #5
qazplm135 May 2020 #6
warmfeet May 2020 #7
SWBTATTReg May 2020 #10
LastLiberal in PalmSprings May 2020 #20
Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin May 2020 #8
Fiendish Thingy May 2020 #9
Midnight Writer May 2020 #21
IronLionZion May 2020 #24
Yeehah May 2020 #11
Doc_Technical May 2020 #12
patphil May 2020 #13
Sierra89 May 2020 #14
captain jack May 2020 #17
Botany May 2020 #18
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sandensea May 2020 #26
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Response to SouthernCal_Dem (Original post)

Thu May 7, 2020, 12:42 PM

1. The GOVERNMENT is exaggerating?

The government downplays everything and won't test and count and compile. If numbers are in error they are on the low side.

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Response to bucolic_frolic (Reply #1)

Thu May 7, 2020, 04:36 PM

28. So MAGAts think Trump is exaggerating, and we think he's downplaying.

Finally, we can all agree that Trump is lying!

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Response to SouthernCal_Dem (Original post)

Thu May 7, 2020, 12:42 PM

2. It should be noted...

If there is an effort to exaggerate deaths and hurt Trump, it would require thousands of people conspiring together across the country.

Republicans are fucking stupid.

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Response to SouthernCal_Dem (Original post)

Thu May 7, 2020, 12:43 PM

3. I don't need a poll to tell me that most Republicans are ignorant,

and just plain f**ing idiots. Did any of these people even attend school, or did they all drop out after second grade?

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Response to Lonestarblue (Reply #3)

Thu May 7, 2020, 01:30 PM

15. dems and media need to get a brain and start polling for talk radio commonality

with trump support

it will show it is the single biggest correlation, more than fox, much more if measured by hours

limbaugh has led 1500 radio stations with the denial and blame shifting and now like after katrina we will allow them to blame shift to dem govs and obama - localizing it because unlike fox, those stations are all getting local/state GOP input/coordination

like when the the shitwad head of GOP for NM, who ran hiss political career through talk radio and is angling for gov of NM, criticizes the gov of NM on fox by repeating the exact same bullshit the local talk stations, blowhards, and callers repeat for hours - like why does the dem gov allow the big boxes to stay open but not the small shops? so another dumbshit republican who thinks he's smart enough to run a state can't figure that out.......

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Response to SouthernCal_Dem (Original post)

Thu May 7, 2020, 12:46 PM

4. These are much the same people who were yelling "Ebola, Ebola, Ebola," when we had a real president.

The difference is they hated having a black guy in charge.

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Response to Doodley (Reply #4)

Thu May 7, 2020, 01:36 PM

16. it worked for them in 2014 so the trump admin and advisers like limbaugh, who

led that screaming probably were dumb enough to think if they delayed a bit they could create a ebola2014 success (when they turned 90 senate seats)x10 and blame it all on immigrants, build the wall, deregulate, privatization, phase in blackwater, more voter suppression, etc

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Response to SouthernCal_Dem (Original post)

Thu May 7, 2020, 12:47 PM

5. The same people who beleve "the welfairs" take 30% of the US budget

More like 2% is correct. The same ones who moan about France and Germany not making reparations after WW2. Plus the ones who are still mad at "those damm hippies!"

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Response to SouthernCal_Dem (Original post)

Thu May 7, 2020, 12:51 PM

6. makes it easier

for them to excuse Trump if the numbers aren't quite so bad, and that's all they want...to be able to vote for Trump again.

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Response to SouthernCal_Dem (Original post)

Thu May 7, 2020, 12:53 PM

7. Repugs do not live in a reality based world.

They live in a self-involved, made up world, supported by Faux propaganda and Nazi friendly talk radio stations. They wouldn't know reality if it bit them in the ass. One thing is for certain, not believing in reality will bite you in the ass - it is unfolding right now. They are culling their own tribe. Good!

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Response to warmfeet (Reply #7)

Thu May 7, 2020, 01:04 PM

10. You said it best, I think (IMHO)...they are culling the herd, and doing it to themselves (...

which is the best part of this scenario (and saddest really being that they had ample warnings).

They are not going to be able to blame anyone else but themselves when they start coming down sick, ill, or worse, w/ the CV. Because they seem to want to blame everybody else but themselves when something 'bad' happens. Ranting and raving doesn't solve problems, nor, I suspect, getting the guns out either.

I haven't seen many comprehensive patterns of the CV infection rates emerging yet, but I suspect that in a lot of rural places, the CV is starting to get a foothold, and thus spreading beyond their attempts to corral.

I do know that in MO, the %s of CV cases is increasing at a higher % in rural counties, then in urban areas, thus eventually putting the medical resources of these counties at risk, being that most rural hospitals have either closed, reduced staff, or consolidated. This in turn will cascade down to urban medical facilities being overwhelmed w/ rural CV cases, on top of the urban CV cases too.

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Response to warmfeet (Reply #7)

Thu May 7, 2020, 02:30 PM

20. "Facts are a liberal conspiracy." Stephen Colbert to Dubya at the WH Correspondents' Dinner.

At least Bush had the courage to show up.

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Response to SouthernCal_Dem (Original post)

Thu May 7, 2020, 01:01 PM

8. Republicans consider intelligence to be elitist

"You libruls and your fancy pants lernin'"

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Response to SouthernCal_Dem (Original post)

Thu May 7, 2020, 01:04 PM

9. Trump's new narrative will be that HOSPITALS are exaggerating the death toll

They will spread misinformation and sow doubt and convince millions despite the reality of an ever-growing body count, because that’s the only Defense they have left - lies and propaganda to distort the truth of the scale of this catastrophe.

If they convince enough people, they believe the economy will “bounce back” and give Trump a better chance of being re-elected.

Fox will likely take the lead on this, as will GOP elected officials.

They will straight faced lie and tell you “COVID is not killing as many people as the hospitals say”

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Response to Fiendish Thingy (Reply #9)

Thu May 7, 2020, 02:31 PM

21. Already done.

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Response to Fiendish Thingy (Reply #9)

Thu May 7, 2020, 02:58 PM

24. They've been promoting that lie all along

that the deaths with underlying conditions somehow shouldn't count as COVID-19 deaths through some seriously twisted logic. Only healthy deaths should count.

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Response to SouthernCal_Dem (Original post)

Thu May 7, 2020, 01:16 PM

11. Decades of reich-wing propaganda on radio and TV

plus tens of millions of uneducated people = a failed democracy.

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Response to SouthernCal_Dem (Original post)

Thu May 7, 2020, 01:24 PM

12. This reminds me of a Twilight Zone episode.

Google

The Old Man in the Cave

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Response to SouthernCal_Dem (Original post)

Thu May 7, 2020, 01:26 PM

13. Each state reports their numbers.

One of the best places to get the figures is Johns Hopkins, a highly respected non-governmental source, that compiles the data.
There is no chance they are exaggerating the numbers.

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Response to SouthernCal_Dem (Original post)

Thu May 7, 2020, 01:29 PM

14. i just got off the phone with one...

My nail tech who I called to cancel an appointment I had with her tomorrow morning. She is a nice gal I have known since my late teens, but she has taken a deep dive into conspiracy theories. I was asked why I was cancel ling and I said I just don't feel comfortable going out much yet. We live in Arizona, and the governor has allowed openings to start this Friday, rather than the 15th, as originally planned. She proceeded to regale me with conspiracy theories involving Dr. Fauchi and Bill Gates, flu shots have Corona virus in them, which brings up the numbers of people who have it. Also, they are using fear to control us and will change mankind forever...then I was told how Maduro and Dr. Fauchi will make money producing the vaccine...Dr. Fauchi has already made billions...we need to utilize the "Herd" immunity, oh yes 10% will die, but they would have anyway. It's necessary because it will create immunity...Masks don't work, in fact make us sick. ...the government is using it to go into globalism on and on and fucking ON....

After countering her ridiculous theories, I finally asked her, "hey, wouldn't you have gotten unemployment for all those weeks back, had you made it to next week rather than go back to work Friday?"...she said "Yeah." I said, "Don't you think that's a coincidence, that just before you and others would get all that back pay, you're being told it's okay to go back to work? And don't you wonder what happens to all that money? And what happened to all the PPE that the states and health facilities ordered that was intercepted, and never received? Where did that go? You should ask yourself that,, and also who benefits from all of it? There is a lot of disinformation out there, and it sounds to me like you're reading several theories, all woven together."

All I got back was silence, and a change of subject. I doubt I made a dent in her thinking. Where she gets this garbage, I do not know, but after hearing someone I care for spew such crap, I see how twisted their thinking is. I will drag myself over broken glass to vote this November if necessary. People are being infected, and I don't just mean Corona virus.

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Response to SouthernCal_Dem (Original post)

Thu May 7, 2020, 01:41 PM

17. "Almost half of Republicans NEED TO Think Government is Exaggerating Reported Coronavirus Deaths."

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Response to SouthernCal_Dem (Original post)

Thu May 7, 2020, 02:06 PM

18. Do somebody lose a Grandma?

Please tell me that picture is photoshopped.

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Response to SouthernCal_Dem (Original post)

Thu May 7, 2020, 02:11 PM

19. Who would have thought there were that many 80-year-old crisis actors available?

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Response to SouthernCal_Dem (Original post)

Thu May 7, 2020, 02:31 PM

22. I don't think the word should be associated with the Trump cult.

They are incapable of thinking.

They get their instructions from Trump, Fox, Limbaugh, Hannity, Carlson, Breitbart and

other scholarly geniuses.

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Response to SouthernCal_Dem (Original post)

Thu May 7, 2020, 02:53 PM

23. Actually, I'm hoping for just one more

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Response to SouthernCal_Dem (Original post)

Thu May 7, 2020, 03:15 PM

25. Trump will have big rallies again in swing states

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Response to SouthernCal_Dem (Original post)

Thu May 7, 2020, 03:37 PM

26. Almost half believe it's "a plot to impose Commie-nism!"

If not more than half.

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Response to SouthernCal_Dem (Original post)

Thu May 7, 2020, 03:41 PM

27. They're probably the same people...

... who said it was no different than the flu.

It's not like they're bright, or can easily admit their mistakes. (They've had YEARS of practice holding onto disproven or unsubstantiated myths.)

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