Four out of 10 Democrat voters are happy President Donald Trump contracted COVID-19, according to a new poll.
Asked how they feel about the recent diagnosis, 40 percent of Democrat respondents told Morning Consult they’re happy. Respondents were able to choose more than one emotion. About the same percentage of Democrats said they were indifferent.
The top emotions listed by Republican respondents were sadness and worry. About a quarter of Democrat respondents said they were sad while about 14 percent of GOP respondents said they were happy.
Forty percent of respondents overall said the word “surprised” described them “very” or “somewhat” well. That was the third-most pick for both Republicans and Democrats.
Other emotions available to respondents included “nervous,” “confident,” and “depressed.”
The poll was conducted online among 1,000 adults on Oct. 2. The margin of error was plus/minus 3 percentage points.
Respondents were asked about a range of related issues.
A plurality of voters trust Vice President Mike Pence to lead if he was granted temporary governing power, with a sharp divide among parties. Some 81 percent of Republican respondents said they trust Pence, versus just 24 percent of Democrats and 40 percent of Independents.
Nearly 7 in 10 respondents said they believe Trump should address the nation about his diagnosis.
Trump posted a brief video on Twitter on Friday that was recorded inside the White House before he left for Walter Reed.
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