The results of a new poll show a majority of Republicans now say it’s time to end the coronavirus shutdowns and let Americans get back to work.
A reported 51% of Republicans think it’s a good idea to return to work without further testing, compared to 47% that don’t, according to a poll published Wednesday by NPR, PBS, and Marist. The poll also found that just 13% of Democrats and 34% of Independents believe it’s a good idea to return people to work without further testing.
Overall, 31% of registered voters are ready to return to work without testing, compared to 67% who are not. (RELATED: REPORT: New York Allowed Coronavirus-Infected Nurses To Work In Nursing Home)
Is it a good or bad idea to have people return to work without further coronavirus testing? (via new NPR/PBS/Marist poll)
51% good idea
47% bad idea
13% good idea
84% bad idea
— Ryan Struyk (@ryanstruyk) April 30, 2020
The poll was conducted between April 21 and April 26, among 851 registered voters, and has a margin of error of roughly 3.7%. The poll comes as many conservatives call to reopen the economy after more than a month of lockdown. (RELATED: REPORT: Gov. Gavin Newsom To Close All California Beaches And State Parks)
Some states, including Georgia, South Carolina and Tennessee, began the process of reopening their economies earlier this week.