Friday, March 27, 2020
Americans Support A National Quarantine
Donald Trump still doesn't realize the seriousness of the Coronavirus epidemic in the United States. He won't invoke the act to supply what our hospitals and public health workers need, and even wants to end the the emergency that has most workers staying at home.
He is more worried about the economy (and his re-election) than the health and lives of the American people.
But the people are smarter than he is. About 74% of registered voters say they support a national quarantine to control the spread of the virus. And they know it will not be over by April 12th (the date Trump wants to send people back to work). Only 26% think the crisis will be over in the next 2 weeks to a months. About 61% say it will take 2 months or more.
The charts above are from the Morning Consult Poll -- done between March 2oth and 22nd of a national sample of 1,996 registered voters, with a 2 point margin of error.