Poll: Most would support new restrictions if COVID-19 cases increased within a month

86% of voters support 14-day quarantines if cases spike in their state within the next month.

73% support stay-at-home orders in the scenario, and 66% said the same about closing nonessential businesses.

53% say the United States would not be prepared for the economic impact of a second wave of COVID-19.

As the coronavirus pandemic shifts from the Northeast and Midwest to pockets of the South and West, with daily increases of reported cases in states such as Florida, Texas, Arizona and California, the debate about how to handle the spikes has gained new momentum.

While many states continue to ease restrictions, new polling from Morning Consult indicates that most people would be supportive of instituting pandemic-related measures in their own state in the event of rising cases of COVID-19 within the next month.