Poll: Most believe stopping virus is larger priority than saving economy

According to the poll, conducted March 27-30, 72 percent of Americans surveyed said that government should focus on stopping the outbreak of COVID-19, while 21 percent said saving the economy should be the main focus.

More than 80 percent of respondents said that they supported restarting the economy gradually to avoid putting more people’s lives in danger.

Additionally, 74 percent said they believed that state and local governments were doing all they could to fight the virus, while only half said they believed the same of the federal government.

This was largely split along party lines, with 74 percent of Republicans saying the federal government was doing all it could, while just 33 percent of Democrats said the same.