Over 70% of Americans Prefer a National Quarantine as Trump Eyes Lifting Restrictions by Easter, Poll Shows

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As President Donald Trump has started suggesting that people should return to work soon instead of remaining quarantined amid the coronavirus pandemic, Americans overwhelmingly appear to disagree, with nearly three-quarters expressing support for a national lockdown in a new poll.

The survey, conducted by Morning Consult and Politico, found that 74 percent of voters support a national quarantine. Of those respondents, a plurality of 40 percent “strongly support” a nationwide lockdown, while an additional 34 percent “somewhat support” such a stringent measure to curb the spread of coronavirus. Only 19 percent of voters oppose the idea of a lock down, while 7 percent do not know or don’t have an opinion.

When respondents were broken down into political affiliation, majorities of Republicans, Democrats and independents all supported a national lockdown. Eighty-one percent of Democrats backed a nationwide quarantine, as did 69 percent of independents and 72 percent of Republicans.

Full article at:Newsweek


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