- Most are ignoring CDC guidelines
- Most say CDC did not provide reliable, fact-based guidelines throughout the pandemic
- A majority of Democrats, Republicans and Independents admitted they are not following CDC guidelines "very closely"
Only one in three , or 33% , of American voters say they are following CDC Covid-19 guidelines "very closely."
That's according to recent polling by Scott Rasmussen.
The large number of people not following CDC guidelines might reflect the fact that many Americans live in places that have not had extended lockdowns or other tight restrictions imposed in some cities and states.
Breaking it down by party, 48% of Democrats say they are following CDC guidelines very closely. Just 29% of Republicans are, as are 20% of Independent voters.
Also, according to the polling, half of voters now believe the worst of the pandemic is over. That's up nine points in two weeks, says Rasmussen, and is the highest mark measured.
A majority, 66%, admitting to recently engaging in behavior the CDC officially discourages.
Less than half of voters (46%) say they believe CDC generally provided reliable and fact based guidelines during the pandemic. The remainder said CDC acted in a partisan political manner or are not sure.