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

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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