New Poll Indicates Mass Residents Happy with Governor Baker’s Coronavirus Response
Results from a new poll released by Suffolk University, the Boston Globe and WGBH show that an overwhelming majority of Mass residents approve of Governor Charlie Baker’s handling of the Covid-19 health crisis.
According to data published on the WGBH website 84% approve (420 surveyed) of the Baker’s handling of the outbreak in Massachusetts. Only 10% or 50 residents disapprove of the Gov’s action plan.
The survey asked about President Trumps handling the coronavirus outbreak…25% (125) approve with 66% (330) disapprove of the national response.
The survey of exactly 500 Mass Residents broke down 48% Male (240) and 51.80% Female (259). Of those surveyed 46.20% (231) were Democrats, 13% (65) Republicans and 37.20 (187) Independents.
When asked if they support Governor Baker extending the non-essential business closure and the stay-at- home advisory, 426 or 85.20% were in favor of the May 18th extension, while 62 people or 12.40% were opposed.
According to the Suffolk University, the Boston Globe and WGBH poll released today, most residents polled were “very worried” 35% or “somewhat worried” 35% about someone in their family being infected with Covid-19. Those “not too worried” came in at 19%, while those “not worried at all” registered 10%.
Most residents say they are “very strict” about social distancing and not gathering in large groups. That majority tallied almost 70% or 347 out of 500 surveyed. “Pretty strict” came in at just over 24%...” not very strict” 4% and almost 2% said “not strict at all.”
When asked how comfortable they would be returning to activities when allowed…” eating out” 42% said they would be comfortable and 54% are not. Returning to a sporting event, 23% would be comfortable, 73% are not. Going to a movie, or concert, 24% said they would go, while 73% said no. Gyms are also not high on the comfort list with 32% “comfortable” and 66% “not comfortable” once gyms are allowed to reopen.
A hot topic nationally is conducting the upcoming election in November by mail in ballot. A majority 73% said they support voting by mail while 21% did not.