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Photo: Sarah Silbiger/Getty Images

36% of Americans say they trust what President Trump has said about the coronavirus outbreak, while 52% say they do not, according to an NBC News/Wall Street Journal poll.

Why it matters: Trump's daily coronavirus briefings have been rife with misinformation. Cable news networks have struggled to determine whether to broadcast the briefings, as live events can be difficult for reporters to fact-check in real time.

  • Only 35% of respondents said they trust Vice President Mike Pence, who leads the White House coronavirus task force.

By comparison, 66% of respondents said they trust their own governor. Trump issued guidelines last week that largely give governors the responsibility to determine when states should reopen their economies.

  • 69% of respondents also said they trust the Centers for Disease Control, while 60% trust Anthony Fauci, the nation's top infectious diseases expert.

By the numbers: Trump's overall job rating has remained steady over the past few months at 46%.

  • 60% of respondents said they support keeping a stay-at-home order.
  • 58% said they fear the U.S. will move "too quickly" to loosen restrictions, while 32% fear the country will take too long.
  • 45% said the economy is in poor condition — up 20 points since last month.
  • 73% said they are worried someone in their immediate family will get the coronavirus, up 20 points from last month.
  • 77% said the virus has changed their day-to-day life in a "very" or "fairly" major way, compared to 26% last month.

1 2020 thing: 26% said they trust the presumptive Democratic nominee Joe Biden on the coronavirus, while 29% don't trust him and 42% aren't aware of his coronavirus statements.

Methodology: The NBC News/WSJ poll was conducted April 13–15 of 900 registered voters — more than half of whom were reached by cellphone — and it has an overall margin of error of ±3.3 percentage points.

Go deeper: Trump show dominates pandemic while Biden's voice fades

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Jul 28, 2020 - Health

Axios-Ipsos poll: The rise of coronavirus social bubbles

Data: Axios/Ipsos poll; Note: 1,076 U.S. adults were surveyed with ±3.1% margin of error; Chart: Naema Ahmed/Axios

Nearly half of Americans say they've established social "bubbles" of people they can trust to follow the rules for minimizing the risk of spreading the coronavirus, according to the latest installment of the Axios-Ipsos Coronavirus Index.

Between the lines: The trend isn't particularly partisan. It is most common in the suburbs and among women, older adults and people with college educations.

Jul 26, 2020 - Politics & Policy

Trump goes all in on vaccines and therapeutics

Photo Illustration: Sarah Grillo/Axios. Photo: Joe Raedle/Getty Images

Top Trump advisers and GOP leadership have told the president in recent weeks that he needs to switch gears on the coronavirus and go all in on messaging about progress on vaccines and therapeutics.

The big picture: The goal is to try to shift the focus of the election conversation to who would be better at reviving the economy. Administration officials say this is a key reason Trump restarted his briefings this week and that this rhetoric will only accelerate in the weeks to come.

Updated Oct 16, 2020 - Health

U.S. coronavirus updates

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Data: The COVID Tracking Project; Note: Does not include probable deaths from New York City; Map: Andrew Witherspoon/Axios

The U.S. surpassed 8 million coronavirus cases on Friday, per Johns Hopkins data.

The big picture: Coronavirus infections jumped by almost 17% over the past week as the number of new cases across the country increased in 38 states and Washington, D.C., according to a seven-day average tracked by Axios.