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A new poll by Pew Research Center revealed 40% of Americans believe the worst of our coronavirus crisis is over, despite the startling spike in new cases across the nation.

A full 61% of Republicans said the country had suffered the worst of the pandemic and 65% said they were now comfortable eating in a restaurant.

According to Vox, this is in sharp contrast to Democrats who said they were still worried about COVID-19 and were uncomfortable going to salons, restaurants, or social gatherings. Only 28% of Democrats said they would be O.K. eating in a restaurant.

Democrats have argued for more caution reopening the country, and leaned to enforcing restrictive measures such as mandating the wearing of face masks, as suggested by presumptive Democratic nominee Joe Biden.

Overall, according to Vox, the survey conducted between June 16-22 and involved 4,708 American adults, found a striking ideological divide between how Republicans and Democrats regarded the COVID-19 threat.

Although the poll did indicate Americans of both parties are less worried about the virus than they were in April when only 26% revealed they felt the crisis was on the wane, experts warn the facts indicate the U.S. has a long way to go before we get over the hump. Cases have skyrocketed in the past few weeks. Last Friday, the U.S. recorded its greatest one-day surge with a whopping 45,498 new cases according to Vox.

According to Reuters, Republican leaders are now ardently advocating the wearing of masks as cases surge.

"Its a situation that didnt have to be," said epidemiologist Jaime Slaughter-Acey, of the University of Minnesota.

She told Vox, states failed to be "proactive with respect to mitigating the COVID-19 pandemic and to help normalize culture to adopt practices that would stem the tide of transmission as well as the development of COVID-19 complications."

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Burgess Owens: America Will See a Renaissance with Trump Re-Elected, GOP House

Utah congressional Republican candidate Burgess Owens told Breitbart News Saturday that America will see a “true renaissance” with President Donald Trump re-elected for a second term and a Republican majority in the House of Representatives.

Owens — a former Oakland Raiders safety and Super Bowl champion — recently won Utah’s fourth congressional district primary. The black conservative hopes to unseat freshman swing district Democrat Rep. Ben McAdams.

Owens said that, ahead of the 2020 November elections, that conservatives are fighting for the “soul” of the nation.

“At stake right now, we are fighting for the heart and soul of our nation. And I think it’s more evident today that we have an ideology that is way against our country’s values,” Owens told Breitbart News Saturday host Matthew Boyle.

McAdams represents one of the 30 congressional districts that Trump won during the 2016 presidential election, but Democrats managed to flip during the 2018 midterm elections. Republicans only need to retake a net 17 seats to regain the House majority.

Owens said that Utah’s fourth congressional district is one of the “must-have” seats that will define whether Democrats keep the majority or if Republicans take back the House.

“The Democrats must have it to keep their chaos, and we must have it to have our culture,” he said.

“It’s a spiritual war we’re fighting,” he added.

Owens said that the country would experience a rebirth during Trump’s second term in office and with a Republican majority in both chambers of Congress.

“We’re going to take back the House” with a group of patriots, Owens said. He added that it would give Trump “the ability” to govern “without both hands behind his back.”

“We’re going to see, over the next four years, a true renaissance,” he said.

Breitbart News Saturday airs on SiriusXM Patriot from 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. Eastern.

Sean Moran is a congressional reporter for Breitbart News. Follow him on Twitter @SeanMoran3.

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