Poll: Nearly 60% support keeping stay-at-home restrictions to fight coronavirus

In the poll, 58 percent of registered voters say that what worries them more is that the United States will move too quickly in loosening stay-at-home restrictions, resulting in the coronavirus spreading and more lives being lost.

That’s compared with 32 percent who are more concerned that the U.S. will take too long in loosening restrictions, which will harm the economy.

McInturff, the GOP pollster, says these numbers represent a “powerful signal” that the country isn’t ready for business as usual on May 1.

But there’s also a familiar partisan divide inside of these numbers: While 77 percent of Democratic respondents and 57 percent of independents are more worried about the coronavirus than the economy, Republicans are split — with 48 percent expressing more concern about the economy, and 39 percent more worried about the coronavirus.

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