The latest Rasmussen Reports national telephone and online survey finds that 42% of Likely U.S. Voters think China should help pay at least some of the financial costs that have resulted from the global transmission of the coronavirus which originated in the Chinese city of Wuhan. Thirty-six percent (36%) disagree, but another 22% are undecided. (To see survey question wording, click here.)
Fifty-four percent (54%) of Republicans feel that China should pay at least some of the world’s coronavirus bills, a view shared by only 37% of both Democrats and voters not affiliated with either major political party.
The Chinese have attempted to blame the virus on the U.S. military, and at least one major newspaper in China has suggested that the Chinese government should restrict U.S. access to major prescription drugs, many of which are now manufactured there and not in the United States, in retaliation.