February 23, 2021: Thirty-nine percent (39%) of voters now believe the worst of the coronavirus pandemic is behind us.
A Scott Rasmussen national survey found that 31% disagree and believe the worst is still to come.
Rasmussen has been tracking this question throughout the pandemic, and this is the first time ever that a plurality offered a positive view. As recently as late November, 68% believed that the worst was still to come. At that time, only 18% believed the worst was behind us.
However, the arrival of COVID-19 vaccines dramatically decreased the levels of pessimism. By late January, 33% of voters believed the worst of the pandemic was behind us, while 40% believed the worst was still to come.
WNU editor: Too early to say if the worst of the pandemic is behind us. Almost 2,000 Americans have died in the past 24 hours because of Covid-19. And while case numbers are going down, the impact that some of these variants may have in the coming weeks are still unknown.