Poll: More than half of Americans believe ‘the worst’ of the COVID-19 pandemic is behind us

Over the past year, Americans across the country have been subject to strict lockdown measures and mask mandates imposed as part of an effort to control COVID-19, which has infected nearly 30 million people and killed more than 520,000 in the U.S. alone, according to The New York Times.

Now, however, new polling suggests that most Americans think this nightmare is finally be coming to an end.

The Hill reported Thursday that a survey conducted by Navigator Research found 54% of registered voters believe “the worst is over” when it comes to the coronavirus pandemic.

Meanwhile, just 23% of respondents expressed a belief that “the worst is yet to come.” Another 23% were reportedly undecided.

Crunching numbers

According to Navigator Research, the results are significant, because they represent the first time that a clear majority of Americans has said that the worst of the pandemic is now behind them.

Of course, perceptions vary by party affiliation, as the research firm noted, but it also said Democrats, Republicans, and independents are all showing increased optimism.

“Over the past two months, the share saying ‘the worst is over’ in the pandemic has increased by 35 points among Democrats (from 15% to 50%), 23 [points] among independents (22% to 45%), and 24 [points] among Republicans (36% to 60%),” Navigator Research’s report stated.

Still, a widespread feeling that “we shouldn’t put our guards down now” reportedly remains, with 44% of Republicans, 54% of independents, and 81% of Democrats agreeing with that sentiment.

Party lines

The research firm also said that there has been an upswing in approval of the vaccine distribution process among Americans. “As more report knowing someone who has been or have personally been vaccinated [for COVID-19] themselves, there has been a double-digit increase in the share who approve of the rollout,” Navigator Research said.

Notably, approval of the rollout of vaccines to fight against COVID-19 also seems to break down along party lines, with 33% of Republicans having a positive view of the Biden administration’s track record, compared to a whopping 94% of Democrats.

Feelings about the economy were less upbeat, as just 32% of those surveyed said they believed the U.S. economy is “getting better.” Thirty-four percent saw no signs of improvement, while another 32% thought the economy was remaining about the same as the pandemic winds down, according to the poll.

While we may not be out of the woods just yet when it comes to the coronavirus, it certainly seems Americans are feeling more optimistic now than they have in months. At long last.

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  1. This whole farce was over way back in 2020. The biggest mess ever put together by the evil democrats and a select bunch of rhinos who where bought and paid for by Soros. Karma will come to them All.

      1. The biggest nightmare in 2020 was election integrity being stolen along with with a re-election of President Trump! This is not going to end well a pandemic and Biden Harris being in office! Somebody do something before it’s too late!

  2. DAMN! for a moment I thought the Biden and Kamalala was a very bad dream-
    Wow, happy for a few magic moments there until reality hit!

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  4. Test results don’t seem to be more accurate- but just used for control measures and fear tactics- with respect to the Virus when exercising good judgement and living healthy, we should be rounding the corner.

  5. Just think of little old ladies with a virus spray bottle, used when the situation demands it. They can prolong this as long as they want! Or they can possibly switch over to Ebola instead.

    Those people are insane! They are playing for keeps! They think that it’s open season for us. But hey, a coin can flip on either sides. Open season on all of us, also means that’s open season for them. It all depends on how much of the population have had to put up with this, and then finally declare “NO MORE”!

  6. Don’t trust ANYTHING the DEMONRATS say !!! I hope they ALL get the CHINA VIRUS and are eliminated !!!!

  7. The illegals are flooding are country with COVID-19 thanks to the democRats it’s soon to become a greater problem, this is all part of the dems masterplan.

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