February 16, 2021: Thirty-seven percent (37%) of voters nationwide worry the Biden administration will wait too long to re-open society. A Scott Rasmussen national survey found that 36% have the opposite view and fear the administration will move too quickly. Twenty-six percent (26%) are not sure.
By a 40% to 33% margin, suburban voters tend to worry that the Biden team will wait too long. Urban voters, by a 43% to 31% margin, have the opposite concern. Rural voters are evenly divided.
On a partisan basis, 61% of Republicans fear Biden will wait too long, while 46% of Democrats believe he will move too fast. Independent voters are evenly divided.
Younger voters are more worried about re-opening too fast. Voters aged 45-64 are fairly evenly divided. Sixty percent (60%) of senior citizens worry the new president and his team will take too long.
This survey was intended to measure general perceptions of President Biden's approach. However, it should be recognized that the ultimate decision on how quickly society should re-open will depend upon decisions made by governors, mayors, health officials and individual Americans.
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- ScottRasmussen.com, "37% believe Biden administration will wait too long to re-open society; 36% fear the opposite," February 15, 2021
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