Sources say Trump shifted his views after he saw charts showing spikes in states important for his reelection chances.
The poll also shows that close to 7-in-10 Americans disapprove of Trump’s COVID-19 response.
As COVID cases spike across the South, even some of the most conservative governors have instituted statewide mandates.
A number of studies have shown that wearing masks significantly reduces the chances of spreading coronavirus.
Stitt received his diagnosis hours after leading a meeting with other state officials while not wearing a mask.
Almost three-quarters of Americans overall say they “always” or “very often” wear a mask or facial covering in public.
Fauci represents science, and science is politically inconvenient for this president.
Numbers observed in the U.S. from March to May could mean as many as 27,000 deaths are missing from the official tally.
The president has previously said he viewed some people wearing masks as a political statement against him.
The nation’s top infectious disease expert encouraged Americans to wear masks during his Senate testimony on Tuesday.