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Americans Confident The Country Will Get Through COVID-19

Alex Brandon
AP Photo
President Donald Trump listens as Dr. Anthony Fauci, director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, speaks about COVID-19 in the James Brady Press Briefing Room of the White House, Tuesday, March 31, 2020, in Washington.

On this edition of River to River, host Ben Kieffer is joined by political scientists Donna Hoffman and Peter Hanson to discuss the new Grinnell College National Poll. The research details how Americans view the long-term risk of COIVD-19, how the virus threatens the nation’s health and economy and President Donald Trump's potential general election matchup with former Vice President Joe Biden.


  • Donna Hoffman, professor of political science at the University of Northern Iowa
  • Peter Hanson, associate professor of political science at Grinnell College, director of the Grinnell College National Poll
Ben Kieffer is the host of IPR's River to River
Matthew was a producer for IPR's River to River and Talk of Iowa