Skip to content
Subscriber Only

Trump’s Support Is Withering in Areas Where Virus Cases Are Rising

  • Sunbelt and other Republican areas are now getting hit hard
  • Older voters most vulnerable are no longer supporting Trump
Video player cover image
Trump Hasn't Taken Pandemic Seriously, DNC Chair Perez Says

Coronavirus is skyrocketing in Republican-leaning Sunbelt and interior states, where shifting attitudes about the virus and President Donald Trump’s handling of it could spell more trouble for his re-election effort.

New cases have exploded in particular in Arizona and Florida, battlegrounds Trump must retain to win re-election. Jacksonville, Florida, where the president relocated the Republican National Convention, had the fastest-growing rate of coronavirus of any metropolitan area in the U.S. for the week ended July 4, according to Evercore ISI.