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The poll found that 64% of Canadians agree with the claim that Trump is receiving the best medical care in the world to fight his COVID-19 infection and “will emerge well and return to an active lifestyle.”
But when it comes to the election, 47% believe Trump will lose to Biden, while 34% are unsure of the outcome and 19% believe Trump will win.
One question noted that Trump “rarely wears a mask in public,” and asked if those interviewed felt it helped him catch the virus. Just over half felt it was a very important factor, while 28% said it was somewhat important and only 18% rejected the importance of wearing a mask.
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A broader set of questions about Trump’s diagnosis found mixed views.
The poll found that 80% of Canadians agree that if Trump makes a full recovery, “it will encourage many people in the United States to downplay the potential impact of catching the virus.”
However, 57% agreed that Trump’s diagnosis “will be a wake-up call for anti-mask Americans and they will start wearing masks,” and 60% agreed that it “will now change the habits of many more. Americans to be much more vigilant and adhere to COVID-19 precautions. ”
In Canada, while Prime Minister Justin Trudeau did not contract the virus, his wife Sophie Grégoire Trudeau was infected last spring. Two opposition leaders – Conservative leader Erin O’Toole and Bloc Québécois leader Yves-François Blanchet – were infected last month.
Despite this, the poll found that 83% of Canadians agreed that Trump’s infection “will reinforce with Canadians that our country knows what it is doing to fight the COVID-19 virus.”
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