Although President Donald Trump has insisted that coronavirus vaccines will be available to Americans in the near future, a new poll suggests U.S. citizens do not believe he will deliver a safe vaccination.

Ipsos, in partnership with ABC News using Ipsos’ Knowledge Panel, conducted a poll of 528 adults in the U.S. aged 18 years old or older that revealed Americans do not trust President Trump to release a safe vaccine.

Recently, the president has been suggesting a new vaccine will be available and distributed very soon. Although he initially suggested the vaccination could be ready as early as the election, on Friday, he told reporters to “expect[s] to have enough vaccines for every American by April.”

While Americans were initially eager for a vaccine to hit the market, a majority of them do not feel confident that Trump will deliver a safe vaccine to the people.

The poll found that 64% would be “very or somewhat likely” to be vaccinated if a safe and effective shot was developed. This is a decrease from 74% in early May.

Meanwhile, 80% of Democrats say that it’s likely that they would be vaccinated compared to 50% of Republicans.

The majority of American’s who don’t trust Trump to deliver a safe vaccine are mainly looking to Dr. Anthony Fauci and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) for guidance. 

The polls found that 62% of the population have put their trust in Dr. Fauci while 61% are relying on the CDC’s approval in confirming a safe and effective vaccine.

With a safe vaccine appearing to be nowhere in sight, 72% of Americans remain concerned that they, or someone they know, will be infected with the coronavirus.

As leader of the world's hardest-hit country, Trump sees the swift approval and of a vaccine as vital to immunizing his re-election campaign against criticism by Joe Biden, who is leading in polls in the runup to the November 3 vote As leader of the world's hardest-hit country, Trump sees the swift approval and of a vaccine as vital to immunizing his re-election campaign against criticism by Joe Biden, who is leading in polls in the runup to the November 3 vote Photo: AFP / SAUL LOEB