The survey also found most people believe DeSantis and Trump have both done a good job handling the pandemic.

CAPE CORAL, Fla. – Dan Severson, the conservative Republican retired Navy commander Top Gun fighter pilot running for Florida’s 19th congressional district, released the results from a survey the campaign conducted over the past three months.

The survey covered a variety of topics including COVID-19, illegal aliens, China’s financial responsibility for covid-19, President Trump and Gov. DeSantis’s handling of the pandemic, the economy, national debt and more.

“After reviewing the results, I found it comforting to know that there is a silent majority and they truly do have conservative values,” said Severson. “It seems we’re a lot more aligned than the media would have us believe.”

When asked about COVID-19, 39 percent said a threat to some, but mostly hype by the media, 33 percent said COVID-19 is a significant threat to all and appropriate action has been taken, while 28 percent said COVID-19 is a complete political attempt to destroy the economy and cause Donald Trump to lose the 2020 election.

When asked if illegal aliens should receive stimulus money, 95 percent of respondents said no, while 5 percent said yes.

When asked if cities which were failing prior to COVID-19 should receive federal bailout money, 82 percent of respondents said no, 18 percent said yes.

Approximately 89 percent of those surveyed believe the U.S. and Europe should investigate and prosecute Chine for their role in the pandemic. More than 82 percent of respondents believe China should pay for damages incurred as a result of the pandemic, while less than 18 percent said China should not be forced to pay for damages.

On a scale of 1-100, President Trump and Governor DeSantis each individually received a 74 percent approval rating for their handling of the pandemic.

When asked if former Vice President Joe Biden or President Trump would do a better job rebuilding the economy, 88 percent of respondents said President Trump would do a better job, while 12 percent chose Biden.

When asked if James Comey, John Brennan, James Clapper, Peter Strzok and Lisa Page should be prosecuted, 80.5 percent said yes, 11.5 percent said no, and 8 percent did not know who they were.

Nearly 80 percent of respondents believe that former President Obama should be called to testify as to his knowledge of the plot to unseat General Michael Flynn, while a little more than 20 percent said no.

When asked if Congress should be required by law to have the same health care coverage as U.S. citizens, 97 percent of those surveyed answered yes, while 3 percent said no.

When asked if Congress should be under the same Social Security program as U.S. citizens, 98 percent of respondents said yes, with only 2 percent saying no.

When asked if Congress’s pay should be suspended until a budget is passed, 94 percent said yes, while 6 percent said no.

More than 90 percent of those surveyed believe that the U.S.’s national debt is a national security issue.

Of those surveyed, 93.5 percent said the right to make an income should be considered essential, while 6.5 percent said it was not.

When asked if Congress should use the Commerce Clause to force states to allow businesses to reopen, 70 percent of respondents said yes, while 30 percent said no.

More than 97 percent of those who participated in the survey believe that more should be done by Congress for our nation’s veterans, including making further improvements to VA Health Care and additional education assistance.

Nearly 72 percent of respondents support legislation that provide veterans looking to start a small business with a loan that could become forgivable, while 28 percent said they did not.

More than 250 people from Florida’s 19th Congressional District completed the 18 question survey.

Severson has been endorsed by the conservative Republican former Minnesota governor, Tim Pawlenty, Michael Johns, the co-founder and leader of the National Tea Party Movement, and Clint Lorance, the Army officer who was recently pardoned by President Donald J. Trump.

Florida’s 19th Congressional district covers Cape Coral, Ft. Myers, Estero, Marco Island and Naples.

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