Though Democrats are more firmly in favor of a national quarantine, with 81 percent of the electorate saying they support such a measure, a majority of Republicans (72 percent) and independents (69 percent) are also supportive. The survey has a margin of error of 2 percentage points.

While the Trump administration has activated the National Guard to enforce statewide stay-at-home orders, such as in California, Washington and New York, the National Security Council and National Guard rejected reports that a plan for a national shutdown is in consideration. Whether the administration would have legal standing to do so is a subject of debate, but many public health experts and physicians believe such aggressive measures may be required to contain the virus that has infected tens of thousands of Americans, pushing the World Health Organization to warn the United States may be the new epicenter of the pandemic.