A Harris poll released last Wednesday shows that 71% of US respondents said American Companies should pull back from manufacturing in China and return to the United States.
The survey was carried out between the 14th of March and the 5th of April, during the peak stages of the CCP Virus outbreak, also known as the Novel Coronavirus.
Further results are as follows:
- 86% of respondents either somewhat approve or strongly approve of companies that promise to relocate their manufacturing away from China and back to the US.
- 72% of respondents regard reporting of the virus from the Chinese government to be inaccurate.
- 77% of those polled hold the Chinese government responsible for the virus, including 67% of Democrats.
- 69% are in favour of Trump’s tough trade policies enforced against China, including 51% of Democrats.
- 54% said the Chinese government should pay other countries for the spread of the virus.
- 50% said Trump should take a tougher position on China while 30% said he should continue to hold the same position.
In an interview with War Room on the 12th of April, America First Policies policy director and senior policy advisor of the 2016 Trump presidential campaign Curtis Ellis, says that internal polling at America First confirms that people blame China’s government for the pandemic.
“People blame China for the pandemic, for our problems, and they believe in President Trump’s leadership in standing up to China,” says Ellis.
The Chinese government’s censorship of the virus in the early stages of the outbreak has been widely reported by the media, which has since exposed the CCP’s efforts to silence whistleblowers, doctors, and journalists.
However those who have held China’s government accountable for the COVID-19 viral pandemic have been labelled xenophobic, racist, or anti-China by the Chinese government or its affiliated bodies.
“They’re using the racism card and the xenophobia card,” says Ellis. “Talk about the running dogs, the propagandists, the ‘useful idiots’ in the American media that are apologising for China [China’s government]… slamming the Trump campaign add as xenophobic.”
Despite all of these accusations, Ellis said that it won’t make a dent in people’s thinking.
“People have already made up their minds —China must change,” He said.
Referencing studies by University of Chicago professor Howard Margolis, Ellis said that people make their judgement on a preconscious and intuitive level.
Ellis contributed people feeling the direct impact on their lives from the CCP’s cover-up of the virus, to them making up their minds about the Chinese regime. In particular, emotional impacts such as fearing for their health and the safety of elderly family members, not being able to go out, and not being able to go to church.
“This is touching a deep emotional level —that is how people make their decisions,” Ellis said.
He went on to say; “The Chinese Communist Party is evil, it’s wrong, it has destroyed our way of life. It has brought our way of life to a stop —literally, literally! People understand that now.”
Ellis referred to his writing about the World Health Organisation back in January and said he’s been talking about these issues [corruption in the WHO] for decades, and that now people understand it.
“They get it on a gut level… and you can’t change that thinking, you can’t change their minds now. There is no going back,” Said Ellis.
Referencing an interpretation of the “10 Pleagues” biblical story, where the plagues of Egypt were not only to convince Pharaoh to let the Israelites go, but were also a sign from God that it was time for them to get out of Egypt, Ellis analogized:
“This plague has convinced Americans it’s time to get out of China.”