The majority of Americans say they’re worried state governments will lift coronavirus-related restrictions on public activity too quickly, according to a new survey.
The Pew Research Center poll found 66% of respondents were concerned states will reopen too soon, compared with 32% who are worried it won't be soon enough.
In a breakdown along party lines, 81% of Democrats and Democratic-leaning independents worry about a premature reopening of public life, while GOP respondents were more split.
The poll found 51% of Republicans and GOP-leaning independents worried public activity will resume too early, compared with 48% saying the restrictions won’t be lifted early enough.
Also, 65% said they thought President Donald Trump responded too slowly to the pandemic while 34% said he reacted quickly.
The president's approval rating remains at one of the highest points during his presidency, with 44% saying they approve, compared with 53% who disapprove.
The poll’s margins of error is plus or minus 2.1 percentage points.
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