After President Donald Trump started wearing masks In public as the Covid-19 pandemic has continued, 95 percent of adults now say they have worn a mask over the last two weeks.
A poll of 2,000 adults from Morning Consult found that 79 percent of adults “always” wear a mask and 16 percent “sometimes” wear a mask. That number has almost doubled since April [50 percent] and is the up seven percent since the beginning of June. The number of Republicans who regularly wear masks is the up 10 percent since June, as well.
On July 9, a poll from The Economist/YouGov had just 84 percent of Americans who said they have worn a mask In public. In that survey, 94 percent of supporters of Vice President Joe Biden said they wore masks and Trump supporters were polled at 78 percent. On top of that, 71 percent of people polled supported mask mandates, including 34 percent of Trump supporters.
Trump wore a mask In public for the first time In public on July 11, where he photographed with a navy facial covering. That came after months of Trump sharing messages that mocked masks.
“I think when you’re In a hospital especially In that particular setting, where you are talking to a lot of soldiers, people that In some cases just got off the operating table,” Trump said on July 10. “I think it’s a great thing to wear a mask. I’ve never been against masks but I do believe they have a time and a place.”
A little over a week later, the president tweeted a photo of him wearing a mask, as well. Surgeon General Jerome Adams delivered a message to Trump Thursday that said he looked like a “badass” In the mask.