April 22, 2020 - 72% Of Florida Voters Think Social Distancing Should Continue Into May, Quinnipiac University Poll Finds; Biden Vs. Trump: It's Close Quinnipiac University Polling Logo
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As states face decisions on when to reopen, Florida voters say 72 - 22 percent that Florida should NOT loosen social distancing rules by the end of April, according to a Quinnipiac University poll released today. About three quarters of registered voters, 76 percent, say that the state's economy should only reopen when public health officials deem it safe, compared to 17 percent who say it should reopen even if public health officials warn against it.

"The state's stay-at-home order is scheduled to expire at the end of the month of April, but nearly three quarters of Floridians are not ready to drop their guard," said Quinnipiac University Polling Analyst Tim Malloy.

Florida voters also do not expect the coronavirus crisis to end quickly:
  • 49 percent expect the crisis to last a few months;
  • 26 percent expect the crisis to last more than a year;
  • 18 percent expect the crisis to last a few weeks.
GOVERNOR DESANTIS AND THE CORONAVIRUS

Half of Florida voters, 50 - 41 percent, approve of the way Governor Ron DeSantis is handling the coronavirus response, with wide partisan gaps. Republicans approve 81 - 14 percent, Democrats disapprove 64 - 28 percent, and independents are split with 45 percent approving and 45 percent disapproving. The governor's overall job approval is a positive 53 - 33 percent rating.

Still, about six out of ten voters, 61 percent, say Governor DeSantis could have responded sooner to the coronavirus outbreak while 34 percent say he responded quickly enough. And voters disapprove 52 - 43 percent of his decision to exempt religious services from Florida's stay-at-home order.

PRESIDENT TRUMP AND THE CORONAVIRUS

President Trump gets a slightly negative approval rating from Florida voters for the way he is handling the response to the coronavirus, with 46 percent approving and 51 percent disapproving. He gets a nearly identical overall job approval rating, with 45 percent approving of the way he is handling his job as president, while 51 percent disapprove. This is the best job approval rating Trump has received in Florida by a hair, with a negative 44 - 51 percent as his previous high in June 2019.

THE 2020 PRESIDENTIAL ELECTION

Florida voters don't have a clear favorite in the upcoming presidential election. If the election for president were being held today, former Vice President Joe Biden would get 46 percent of the vote, while Trump would get 42 percent. The candidates are holding their bases just about equally well, as Biden wins among Democrats 91 - 4 percent and Trump wins among Republicans 89 - 7 percent. The race is close among the key swing group, independents, with Biden getting 44 percent of the vote and Trump receiving 37 percent.

"Even in the midst of an unprecedented health crisis, Florida delivers a familiar deja vu in the head to head presidential race. It's Biden, but it's close as independents play a huge potential role. Sound familiar?" added Malloy.

Voters hold a mixed view of Biden and a negative view of Trump, but their favorability ratings are moving in different directions. Trump is viewed favorably by 43 percent of voters, while 50 percent view him unfavorably - a new high favorability for the president in Florida. This compares to March 2019, when Trump had a negative 40 - 52 percent favorability rating. Biden is viewed favorably by 43 percent of voters, while 40 percent view him unfavorably. However, this is down from a positive 49 - 35 percent favorability rating in March 2019.

While Florida voters think Trump would do a better job handling the economy than Biden, 50 - 44 percent, they think Biden would do a better job handling health care than Trump 54 - 39 percent, and think Biden would do a better job handling a crisis than Trump 50 - 43 percent.

INFORMATION ABOUT THE CORONAVIRUS

When asked who voters rely on most for accurate information about the coronavirus:
  • 62 percent of voters say public health officials;
  • 18 percent say President Trump;
  • 8 percent say Governor DeSantis;
  • 4 percent say "your mayor."
There are clear partisan divides on who voters rely on most to get accurate information about the coronavirus. Large majorities of Democrats, 79 percent, and independents, 66 percent, say that they rely most on public health officials. Republicans, however, are split: 39 percent rely most on public health officials and 37 percent rely most on President Trump.

"Voters make it very clear they want guidance on navigating the crisis not from the White House or the State House in Tallahassee, but from public health officials," added Malloy.

When asked who they rely on least for accurate information about the coronavirus:
  • 47 percent of voters say President Trump;
  • 21 percent say "your mayor;"
  • 13 percent say public health officials;
  • 8 percent say Governor DeSantis.
CORONAVIRUS CONCERNS

Almost eight in ten, 79 percent, of Florida voters are either very or somewhat concerned that they or someone they know will be infected with the coronavirus. However, when it comes to the level of concern, there are wide gaps among political parties, race, and age.

Among the very concerned:
  • 68 percent of Democrats, compared to 32 percent of Republicans and 40 percent of independents;
  • 66 percent of black voters, compared to 42 percent of white voters and 47 percent of Hispanic voters;
  • 53 percent of voters aged 65 and older, compared to 35 percent of voters aged 18 to 34.
Concerns about being hospitalized because of the coronavirus are also high, with 70 percent of voters either very or somewhat concerned that they or someone in their family will need to be hospitalized because of the coronavirus.

Leading among the very concerned:
  • 63 percent of black voters, compared to 33 percent of white voters and 41 percent of Hispanic voters;
  • 58 percent of Democrats, compared to 24 percent of Republicans and 34 percent of independents.
Most voters, 81 percent, say people should wear a face mask or face covering when inside a store, while 15 percent say people should not be wearing them.

UNEMPLOYMENT AND THE ECONOMY

Florida voters are split on Governor DeSantis' handling of the unemployment situation in Florida, as 41 percent approve and 41 percent disapprove.

Four in ten voters, 40 percent, say they feel financially strapped because of the coronavirus crisis, while 58 percent say they do not.

When asked to describe the state of Florida's economy, 45 percent of voters say excellent or good and 51 percent say not so good or poor. This compares to a March 2019 poll, in which 71 percent of voters said the economy was excellent or good, while 27 percent said not so good or poor.

1,385 self-identified registered voters in Florida were surveyed from April 16 - 20 with a margin of error of +/- 2.6 percentage points.

The Quinnipiac University Poll, directed by Douglas Schwartz, Ph.D., conducts gold standard surveys using random digit dialing with live interviewers calling landlines and cell phones. The Quinnipiac University Poll conducts nationwide surveys and polls in more than a dozen states on national and statewide elections, as well as public policy issues.

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1. How much attention have you been paying to the election campaign for president; a lot, some, only a little, or none at all?
                                                               WHITE........
                                                               4 YR COLL DEG
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Yes    No
 
A lot                53%    57%    59%    46%    53%    53%    69%    54%
Some                 25     20     25     29     27     22     22     24
Only a little        13     14     10     15     13     14      6     13
None at all           9      9      5     10      7     10      3      8
DK/NA                 -      -      -      -      -      -      1      -
 
                     AGE IN YRS..............    WHITE.....
                     18-34  35-49  50-64  65+    Men    Wom    Wht    Blk    Hsp
 
A lot                31%    47%    59%    68%    58%    61%    60%    40%    46%
Some                 31     28     21     20     26     20     23     30     25
Only a little        22     13     11      8     10     11     11     18     15
None at all          16     11      8      3      6      7      6     11     14
DK/NA                 -      -      -      -      -      -      -      1      -
 
 
2. If the election for president were being held today, and the candidates were Joe Biden the Democrat and Donald Trump the Republican, for whom would you vote?
                                                               WHITE........
                                                               4 YR COLL DEG
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Yes    No
 
Biden                46%     7%    91%    44%    41%    51%    51%    35%
Trump                42     89      4     37     47     38     40     58
SMONE ELSE(VOL)       3      -      1      5      3      2      2      2
WLDN'T VOTE(VOL)      2      -      -      5      3      2      -      2
DK/NA                 7      3      4      9      6      7      6      3
 
                     AGE IN YRS..............    WHITE.....
                     18-34  35-49  50-64  65+    Men    Wom    Wht    Blk    Hsp
 
Biden                50%    40%    43%    52%    36%    45%    40%    73%    46%
Trump                31     44     48     42     57     47     52      8     38
SMONE ELSE(VOL)       8      2      2      1      3      2      2      5      3
WLDN'T VOTE(VOL)      4      4      1      1      2      1      1      1      5
DK/NA                 8     10      6      5      3      5      4     12      8
 
 
3. Is your opinion of Joe Biden favorable, unfavorable or haven't you heard enough about him?
                                                               WHITE........
                                                               4 YR COLL DEG
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Yes    No
 
Favorable            43%    10%    83%    40%    40%    46%    51%    34%
Unfavorable          40     75      6     39     47     34     42     52
Hvn't hrd enough     14     14     10     16     10     17      5     11
REFUSED               3      1      1      5      3      2      2      2
 
                     AGE IN YRS..............    WHITE.....
                     18-34  35-49  50-64  65+    Men    Wom    Wht    Blk    Hsp
 
Favorable            33%    39%    46%    52%    35%    44%    40%    70%    36%
Unfavorable          38     41     41     39     56     43     49      4     39
Hvn't hrd enough     27     15     10      6      7     11      9     22     21
REFUSED               2      4      3      2      2      2      2      4      3
 
 
4. Is your opinion of Donald Trump favorable, unfavorable or haven't you heard enough about him?
                                                               WHITE........
                                                               4 YR COLL DEG
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Yes    No
 
Favorable            43%    87%     7%    40%    48%    40%    41%    57%
Unfavorable          50     10     89     52     47     53     56     39
Hvn't hrd enough      3      2      2      3      2      3      2      2
REFUSED               4      1      3      5      4      4      1      2
 
                     AGE IN YRS..............    WHITE.....
                     18-34  35-49  50-64  65+    Men    Wom    Wht    Blk    Hsp
 
Favorable            34%    45%    49%    42%    56%    48%    52%    13%    41%
Unfavorable          57     47     45     53     41     48     45     73     52
Hvn't hrd enough      5      2      2      2      1      3      2      6      2
REFUSED               5      5      4      3      2      1      2      8      6
 
 
5. Do you approve or disapprove of the way Ron DeSantis is handling his job as governor?
                                                               WHITE........
                                                               4 YR COLL DEG
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Yes    No
 
Approve              53%    84%    27%    51%    55%    52%    50%    61%
Disapprove           33      8     57     34     32     33     44     27
DK/NA                14      7     16     15     12     15      6     11
 
                     AGE IN YRS..............    WHITE.....
                     18-34  35-49  50-64  65+    Men    Wom    Wht    Blk    Hsp
 
Approve              47%    52%    58%    54%    61%    55%    58%    36%    52%
Disapprove           31     34     32     35     31     35     33     42     30
DK/NA                23     14      9     10      8     10      9     23     18
 
                     ECONOMY IS Q9
                     Exlnt/ NtGood/
                     Good   Poor
 
Approve              66%    41%
Disapprove           21     44
DK/NA                13     15
 
 
6. Do you approve or disapprove of the way Rick Scott is handling his job as United States Senator?
                                                               WHITE........
                                                               4 YR COLL DEG
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Yes    No
 
Approve              41%    70%    16%    39%    44%    38%    40%    47%
Disapprove           41     15     67     41     40     41     48     37
DK/NA                19     15     17     20     16     21     12     15
 
                     AGE IN YRS..............    WHITE.....
                     18-34  35-49  50-64  65+    Men    Wom    Wht    Blk    Hsp
 
Approve              37%    39%    44%    40%    50%    40%    45%    27%    41%
Disapprove           36     42     41     44     37     44     41     48     34
DK/NA                27     18     15     16     12     16     14     25     25
 
 
7. Do you approve or disapprove of the way Marco Rubio is handling his job as United States Senator?
                                                               WHITE........
                                                               4 YR COLL DEG
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Yes    No
 
Approve              46%    73%    23%    45%    48%    44%    50%    53%
Disapprove           33     11     58     31     34     32     38     28
DK/NA                21     16     20     25     17     24     12     19
 
                     AGE IN YRS..............    WHITE.....
                     18-34  35-49  50-64  65+    Men    Wom    Wht    Blk    Hsp
 
Approve              42%    43%    48%    49%    56%    48%    52%    27%    43%
Disapprove           29     31     37     35     30     33     31     44     35
DK/NA                29     25     14     16     14     19     17     29     22
 
 
8. Do you approve or disapprove of the way Donald Trump is handling his job as president?
                                                               WHITE........
                                                               4 YR COLL DEG Wht
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Yes    No     Evang
 
Approve              45%    91%     6%    42%    50%    41%    44%    59%    74%
Disapprove           51      9     91     53     48     54     55     39     24
DK/NA                 4      1      3      5      3      5      1      2      2
 
                     AGE IN YRS..............    WHITE.....
                     18-34  35-49  50-64  65+    Men    Wom    Wht    Blk    Hsp
 
Approve              38%    47%    50%    44%    58%    50%    54%    16%    41%
Disapprove           58     50     46     53     40     48     44     77     55
DK/NA                 5      3      4      3      2      2      2      7      4
 
                     ECONOMY IS Q9
                     Exlnt/ NtGood/
                     Good   Poor
 
Approve              63%    28%
Disapprove           34     67
DK/NA                 3      5
 
 
9. Would you describe the state of Florida's economy these days as excellent, good, not so good, or poor?
                                                               WHITE........
                                                               4 YR COLL DEG
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Yes    No
 
Excellent             9%    20%     3%     5%    11%     8%    11%    12%
Good                 36     42     29     39     39     34     33     37
Not so good          31     20     40     33     28     33     34     27
Poor                 20     12     25     21     19     22     21     20
DK/NA                 4      5      3      3      4      4      2      5
 
                     AGE IN YRS..............    WHITE.....
                     18-34  35-49  50-64  65+    Men    Wom    Wht    Blk    Hsp
 
Excellent             6%     9%     8%    11%    14%     9%    11%     5%     5%
Good                 40     37     36     32     37     34     35     31     41
Not so good          36     28     29     33     27     32     30     41     30
Poor                 17     22     24     19     19     21     20     20     21
DK/NA                 1      4      4      5      4      4      4      2      4
 
 
10. Do you approve or disapprove of the way Governor DeSantis is handling the unemployment situation in Florida?
                                                               WHITE........
                                                               4 YR COLL DEG
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Yes    No
 
Approve              41%    63%    24%    38%    44%    39%    35%    47%
Disapprove           41     18     60     46     40     42     50     35
DK/NA                18     18     17     16     17     19     14     17
 
                     AGE IN YRS..............    WHITE.....
                     18-34  35-49  50-64  65+    Men    Wom    Wht    Blk    Hsp
 
Approve              40%    39%    45%    41%    48%    39%    43%    36%    40%
Disapprove           42     43     43     39     37     44     40     49     40
DK/NA                18     18     13     19     16     18     17     16     20
 
 
11. Regardless of how you intend to vote, who do you think would do a better job handling - the economy: Donald Trump or Joe Biden?
                                                               WHITE........
                                                               4 YR COLL DEG
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Yes    No
 
Trump                50%    92%     8%    51%    56%    44%    48%    62%
Biden                44      7     87     39     38     49     49     33
DK/NA                 7      1      5     10      6      7      3      5
 
                     AGE IN YRS..............    WHITE.....
                     18-34  35-49  50-64  65+    Men    Wom    Wht    Blk    Hsp
 
Trump                45%    55%    52%    47%    63%    52%    57%    17%    51%
Biden                46     36     43     49     33     43     38     75     41
DK/NA                 9      8      6      4      4      5      4      8      8
 
 
12. Regardless of how you intend to vote, who do you think would do a better job handling - health care: Donald Trump or Joe Biden?
                                                               WHITE........
                                                               4 YR COLL DEG
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Yes    No
 
Trump                39%    82%     4%    35%    43%    36%    39%    53%
Biden                54     15     93     56     50     58     58     41
DK/NA                 7      3      3      9      7      6      3      6
 
                     AGE IN YRS..............    WHITE.....
                     18-34  35-49  50-64  65+    Men    Wom    Wht    Blk    Hsp
 
Trump                24%    42%    44%    42%    52%    45%    48%     8%    35%
Biden                67     50     50     55     43     50     47     84     57
DK/NA                 9      9      6      3      5      5      5      9      8
 
 
 
13. Regardless of how you intend to vote, who do you think would do a better job handling - a crisis: Donald Trump or Joe Biden?
                                                               WHITE........
                                                               4 YR COLL DEG
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Yes    No
 
Trump                43%    87%     5%    41%    46%    41%    42%    59%
Biden                50     10     91     50     47     53     56     37
DK/NA                 6      3      4      8      7      6      3      4
 
                     AGE IN YRS..............    WHITE.....
                     18-34  35-49  50-64  65+    Men    Wom    Wht    Blk    Hsp
 
Trump                35%    44%    48%    44%    58%    49%    53%    10%    39%
Biden                57     48     45     53     39     47     43     78     52
DK/NA                 8      8      7      3      3      4      4     11      9
 
 
14. How concerned are you that you or someone you know will be infected with the coronavirus: very concerned, somewhat concerned, not so concerned, or not concerned at all?
                                                               WHITE........
                                                               4 YR COLL DEG
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Yes    No
 
Very concerned       46%    32%    68%    40%    41%    51%    43%    42%
Somewhat concerned   33     38     24     37     33     32     38     33
Not so concerned     14     20      6     13     17     11     13     17
Not concerned at all  7      9      2      9      9      5      6      8
DK/NA                 -      -      1      -      -      1      -      -
 
                     AGE IN YRS..............    WHITE.....
                     18-34  35-49  50-64  65+    Men    Wom    Wht    Blk    Hsp
 
Very concerned       35%    47%    47%    53%    37%    46%    42%    66%    47%
Somewhat concerned   37     30     34     31     35     36     35     22     33
Not so concerned     19     17     11     10     19     12     15      5     14
Not concerned at all 10      6      8      5      8      6      7      6      6
DK/NA                 -      -      1      1      -      -      -      1      -
 
                     AREA............................
                     North/                             DENSITY............
                     PnHnd  Bay    Cntrl  Sthw   SthE   City   Suburb Rural
 
Very concerned       40%    46%    45%    42%    53%    51%    43%    38%
Somewhat concerned   29     33     37     36     31     29     39     31
Not so concerned     19     13     13     12     11     14     11     19
Not concerned at all 11      8      4     10      4      6      5     11
DK/NA                 1      -      -      -      1      -      -      1
 
 
15. How concerned are you that you or someone in your family will need to be hospitalized because of the coronavirus: very concerned, somewhat concerned, not so concerned, or not concerned at all?
                                                               WHITE........
                                                               4 YR COLL DEG
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Yes    No
 
Very concerned       39%    24%    58%    34%    34%    43%    33%    34%
Somewhat concerned   31     35     27     35     32     30     38     31
Not so concerned     18     27     11     19     20     17     20     21
Not concerned at all 11     15      5     12     13     10      9     14
DK/NA                 -      -      -      -      -      -      -      -
 
                     AGE IN YRS..............    WHITE.....
                     18-34  35-49  50-64  65+    Men    Wom    Wht    Blk    Hsp
 
Very concerned       31%    37%    42%    42%    30%    36%    33%    63%    41%
Somewhat concerned   30     30     30     35     33     34     34     21     30
Not so concerned     23     21     18     14     23     19     21      8     19
Not concerned at all 16     12     10      9     14     11     12      8     10
DK/NA                 -      -      -      -      -      -      -      -      -
 
                     AREA............................
                     North/                             DENSITY............
                     PnHnd  Bay    Cntrl  Sthw   SthE   City   Suburb Rural
 
Very concerned       35%    38%    39%    37%    42%    44%    35%    33%
Somewhat concerned   28     33     33     34     30     27     37     29
Not so concerned     21     18     18     15     19     17     19     21
Not concerned at all 16     12     10     14      8     11      9     17
DK/NA                 -      -      -      -      -      -      -      -
 
 
16. Do you approve or disapprove of the way - Donald Trump is handling the response to the coronavirus?
                                                               WHITE........
                                                               4 YR COLL DEG
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Yes    No
 
Approve              46%    89%    10%    41%    48%    44%    43%    59%
Disapprove           51     10     87     57     49     53     56     39
DK/NA                 3      1      3      2      3      3      1      2
 
                     AGE IN YRS..............    WHITE.....
                     18-34  35-49  50-64  65+    Men    Wom    Wht    Blk    Hsp
 
Approve              37%    49%    50%    47%    56%    51%    53%    16%    44%
Disapprove           61     50     48     50     42     47     45     78     54
DK/NA                 2      2      3      4      2      1      2      6      2
 
                     AREA............................
                     North/                             DENSITY............
                     PnHnd  Bay    Cntrl  Sthw   SthE   City   Suburb Rural
 
Approve              55%    53%    44%    43%    38%    42%    44%    59%
Disapprove           41     45     54     55     59     55     53     40
DK/NA                 4      2      2      2      3      3      3      1
 
 
17. Do you approve or disapprove of the way - Ron DeSantis is handling the response to the coronavirus?
                                                               WHITE........
                                                               4 YR COLL DEG
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Yes    No
 
Approve              50%    81%    28%    45%    50%    50%    46%    59%
Disapprove           41     14     64     45     42     41     48     33
DK/NA                 8      5      7     10      8      8      5      7
 
                     AGE IN YRS..............    WHITE.....
                     18-34  35-49  50-64  65+    Men    Wom    Wht    Blk    Hsp
 
Approve              45%    47%    56%    51%    56%    53%    55%    36%    46%
Disapprove           42     45     38     41     38     38     38     51     45
DK/NA                12      8      6      8      5      8      7     13      9
 
                     AREA............................
                     North/                             DENSITY............
                     PnHnd  Bay    Cntrl  Sthw   SthE   City   Suburb Rural
 
Approve              55%    49%    49%    54%    48%    51%    47%    54%
Disapprove           32     42     45     39     45     42     46     33
DK/NA                12      9      6      7      7      7      7     13
 
 
18. Do you approve or disapprove of the way - Congress is handling the response to the coronavirus?
                                                               WHITE........
                                                               4 YR COLL DEG
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Yes    No
 
Approve              37%    28%    47%    37%    38%    35%    36%    33%
Disapprove           53     63     44     53     53     54     57     58
DK/NA                10      9      9     10      9     11      7      9
 
                     AGE IN YRS..............    WHITE.....
                     18-34  35-49  50-64  65+    Men    Wom    Wht    Blk    Hsp
 
Approve              45%    38%    34%    32%    36%    31%    34%    46%    39%
Disapprove           45     54     57     56     57     58     58     36     52
DK/NA                10      9      9     11      6     10      8     18      9
 
                     AREA............................
                     North/                             DENSITY............
                     PnHnd  Bay    Cntrl  Sthw   SthE   City   Suburb Rural
 
Approve              36%    33%    36%    31%    43%    38%    36%    33%
Disapprove           49     57     56     58     49     51     55     55
DK/NA                15     10      8     11      8     11      9     12
 
 
19. Do you think the coronavirus situation in Florida is getting better, getting worse, or staying about the same?
                                                               WHITE........
                                                               4 YR COLL DEG
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Yes    No
 
Better               25%    42%    12%    23%    27%    23%    30%    30%
Worse                32     13     51     33     27     36     32     24
The same             39     42     36     40     40     38     36     42
DK/NA                 4      3      2      4      5      3      2      3
 
                     AGE IN YRS..............    WHITE.....
                     18-34  35-49  50-64  65+    Men    Wom    Wht    Blk    Hsp
 
Better               17%    25%    27%    28%    32%    29%    30%     6%    23%
Worse                39     28     32     30     23     30     26     51     36
The same             41     42     39     37     42     38     40     40     36
DK/NA                 4      5      2      4      3      3      3      4      5
 
                     AREA............................
                     North/                             DENSITY............
                     PnHnd  Bay    Cntrl  Sthw   SthE   City   Suburb Rural
 
Better               27%    24%    25%    26%    23%    22%    27%    26%
Worse                31     32     28     29     38     36     32     25
The same             37     42     42     40     36     39     37     45
DK/NA                 6      3      4      5      3      4      3      4
 
 
20. Based on what you know today, when do you think the coronavirus crisis in Florida will be over: a few weeks from now, a few months from now, or more than a year from now?
                                                               WHITE........
                                                               4 YR COLL DEG
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Yes    No
 
Few weeks            18%    29%     8%    18%    18%    18%    20%    21%
Few months           49     48     54     46     49     49     53     46
More than a year     26     16     33     30     27     26     24     26
DK/NA                 7      8      5      6      6      8      4      7
 
                     AGE IN YRS..............    WHITE.....
                     18-34  35-49  50-64  65+    Men    Wom    Wht    Blk    Hsp
 
Few weeks            16%    14%    21%    17%    21%    20%    20%     8%    14%
Few months           61     54     44     43     50     46     48     50     55
More than a year     22     27     29     29     25     25     25     33     26
DK/NA                 2      6      6     11      4      8      6      9      5
 
                     AREA............................
                     North/                             DENSITY............
                     PnHnd  Bay    Cntrl  Sthw   SthE   City   Suburb Rural
 
Few weeks            24%    19%    17%    14%    15%    15%    17%    24%
Few months           46     50     45     48     54     51     52     40
More than a year     23     23     32     25     26     27     25     27
DK/NA                 6      9      6     13      5      7      6      9
 
 
21. Who do you think should be making the decision about when to lift stay-at-home orders: President Trump or state governors?
                                                               WHITE........
                                                               4 YR COLL DEG
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Yes    No
 
President Trump      13%    18%     7%    13%    12%    13%     9%    13%
State governors      82     77     91     79     82     82     88     81
DK/NA                 5      5      2      8      6      5      4      5
 
                     AGE IN YRS..............    WHITE.....
                     18-34  35-49  50-64  65+    Men    Wom    Wht    Blk    Hsp
 
President Trump      17%    18%    10%     9%    12%    11%    12%    11%    17%
State governors      79     75     84     86     84     83     83     83     78
DK/NA                 4      7      5      5      5      6      5      6      5
 
                     AREA............................
                     North/                             DENSITY............
                     PnHnd  Bay    Cntrl  Sthw   SthE   City   Suburb Rural
 
President Trump      18%    14%    11%     7%    11%    12%    11%    18%
State governors      74     83     85     84     83     84     83     73
DK/NA                 7      4      3     10      6      4      6      8
 
 
22. When it comes to information about the coronavirus, who do you rely on - most for accurate information: President Trump, Governor DeSantis, your mayor, or public health officials?
                                                               WHITE........
                                                               4 YR COLL DEG
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Yes    No
 
President Trump      18%    37%     5%    14%    17%    18%    17%    23%
Governor DeSantis     8     12      6      7      8      8      6      9
Your mayor            4      4      5      3      4      4      3      3
Public health offcls 62     39     79     66     62     62     70     54
NONE(VOL)             6      5      3      8      7      4      3      7
DK/NA                 3      3      3      2      2      4      1      4
 
                     AGE IN YRS..............    WHITE.....
                     18-34  35-49  50-64  65+    Men    Wom    Wht    Blk    Hsp
 
President Trump       9%    14%    21%    21%    22%    20%    21%     6%    16%
Governor DeSantis     7     10      9      8      7      8      7      9      9
Your mayor            3      6      3      3      2      4      3      8      3
Public health offcls 78     59     57     58     61     59     60     67     64
NONE(VOL)             2      7      7      6      6      5      6      6      4
DK/NA                 1      5      2      4      1      4      3      3      4
 
                     AREA............................
                     North/                             DENSITY............
                     PnHnd  Bay    Cntrl  Sthw   SthE   City   Suburb Rural
 
President Trump      23%    15%    17%    23%    15%    15%    18%    22%
Governor DeSantis     9      6      8      8      9      6      9     11
Your mayor            5      4      3      1      4      6      1      2
Public health offcls 52     63     64     61     65     67     64     47
NONE(VOL)             8      7      5      5      5      4      6     10
DK/NA                 3      5      3      3      2      2      2      8
 
 
23. When it comes to information about the coronavirus, who do you rely on - least for accurate information: President Trump, Governor DeSantis, your mayor, or public health officials?
                                                               WHITE........
                                                               4 YR COLL DEG
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Yes    No
 
President Trump      47%    16%    73%    50%    43%    50%    54%    39%
Governor DeSantis     8      6      6     12     10      7      6      6
Your mayor           21     44      5     17     22     20     26     28
Public health offcls 13     18     11     10     13     12      7     14
NONE(VOL)             5      8      2      5      5      5      4      7
DK/NA                 6      9      2      5      7      6      4      6
 
                     AGE IN YRS..............    WHITE.....
                     18-34  35-49  50-64  65+    Men    Wom    Wht    Blk    Hsp
 
President Trump      50%    43%    46%    48%    42%    45%    44%    61%    43%
Governor DeSantis    16     11      5      4      7      5      6     15     10
Your mayor           21     22     24     21     28     26     27      7     17
Public health offcls  4     13     16     13     13     10     12     10     16
NONE(VOL)             2      6      5      7      6      6      6      4      5
DK/NA                 6      6      4      7      4      7      5      4      9
 
                     AREA............................
                     North/                             DENSITY............
                     PnHnd  Bay    Cntrl  Sthw   SthE   City   Suburb Rural
 
President Trump      40%    46%    48%    45%    50%    50%    50%    32%
Governor DeSantis     8      7      9      7      8      7      9     11
Your mayor           23     23     22     19     20     19     21     28
Public health offcls 13     12     13     10     13     14     10     14
NONE(VOL)             7      5      4     10      4      3      6      7
DK/NA                 9      7      4      9      5      6      4      9
 
 
24. Do you think Governor DeSantis responded quickly enough to the coronavirus outbreak, or do you think he could have responded sooner?
                                                               WHITE........
                                                               4 YR COLL DEG
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Yes    No
 
Quickly enough       34%    61%    15%    29%    37%    31%    35%    43%
Could have sooner    61     33     81     67     58     63     62     52
DK/NA                 5      6      4      4      5      6      4      6
 
                     AGE IN YRS..............    WHITE.....
                     18-34  35-49  50-64  65+    Men    Wom    Wht    Blk    Hsp
 
Quickly enough       26%    34%    39%    36%    45%    35%    40%    17%    30%
Could have sooner    71     61     57     56     51     59     55     74     67
DK/NA                 3      5      5      8      5      6      5      9      3
 
                     AREA............................
                     North/                             DENSITY............
                     PnHnd  Bay    Cntrl  Sthw   SthE   City   Suburb Rural
 
Quickly enough       43%    32%    30%    36%    32%    33%    33%    40%
Could have sooner    50     61     66     56     65     63     62     53
DK/NA                 7      7      4      8      3      4      6      8
 
 
25. When it comes to closing beaches in response to the coronavirus, do you think Governor DeSantis has acted too aggressively, not aggressively enough, or have his actions been about right?
                                                               WHITE........
                                                               4 YR COLL DEG
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Yes    No
 
Too aggressively      7%     9%     5%     7%     9%     5%    10%     8%
Not enough           43     20     61     47     40     46     48     36
About right          47     68     30     45     49     46     41     55
DK/NA                 3      2      4      2      2      3      2      1
 
                     AGE IN YRS..............    WHITE.....
                     18-34  35-49  50-64  65+    Men    Wom    Wht    Blk    Hsp
 
Too aggressively      5%     9%     8%     8%    11%     6%     8%     4%     6%
Not enough           41     48     41     44     38     42     40     48     51
About right          54     41     49     44     50     50     50     43     41
DK/NA                 1      2      2      5      2      2      2      5      3
 
                     AREA............................
                     North/                             DENSITY............
                     PnHnd  Bay    Cntrl  Sthw   SthE   City   Suburb Rural
 
Too aggressively      7%     7%     6%     7%     8%     8%     5%     9%
Not enough           37     40     46     46     46     42     49     34
About right          51     51     46     45     44     47     44     53
DK/NA                 5      2      2      3      2      3      2      4
 
 
26. Do you approve or disapprove of Governor DeSantis' order to exempt religious services from the state's stay-at-home order?
                                                               WHITE........
                                                               4 YR COLL DEG
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Yes    No
 
Approve              43%    65%    23%    42%    45%    42%    33%    49%
Disapprove           52     28     73     54     50     53     63     47
DK/NA                 5      7      4      4      5      5      4      4
 
                     AGE IN YRS..............    WHITE.....
                     18-34  35-49  50-64  65+    Men    Wom    Wht    Blk    Hsp
 
Approve              44%    47%    42%    41%    49%    38%    43%    42%    45%
Disapprove           52     49     53     53     47     57     52     53     49
DK/NA                 4      3      5      6      4      6      5      5      6
 
                     AREA............................
                     North/                             DENSITY............
                     PnHnd  Bay    Cntrl  Sthw   SthE   City   Suburb Rural
 
Approve              50%    48%    40%    41%    39%    44%    40%    49%
Disapprove           47     47     54     53     56     52     56     44
DK/NA                 3      5      7      6      4      5      4      6
 
                     RELIGION.................
                     Wht                         ATTEND SRVCS
                     Evang  Prot   Cath   None   Weekly Less
 
Approve              62%    50%    42%    32%    54%    40%
Disapprove           33     47     49     66     38     56
DK/NA                 6      3      9      2      8      4
 
 
27. Do you think Florida should loosen social distancing rules by the end of April, or don't you think so?
                                                               WHITE........
                                                               4 YR COLL DEG
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Yes    No
 
Yes/Should loosen    22%    35%     5%    26%    25%    18%    18%    30%
No                   72     55     90     69     67     76     75     62
DK/NA                 7     10      4      5      8      6      6      8
 
                     AGE IN YRS..............    WHITE.....
                     18-34  35-49  50-64  65+    Men    Wom    Wht    Blk    Hsp
 
Yes/Should loosen    26%    22%    23%    17%    30%    22%    26%    15%    17%
No                   71     71     71     75     63     70     67     79     79
DK/NA                 3      7      6      9      7      8      7      6      4
 
                     AREA............................
                     North/                             DENSITY............
                     PnHnd  Bay    Cntrl  Sthw   SthE   City   Suburb Rural
 
Yes/Should loosen    25%    21%    24%    20%    18%    21%    20%    28%
No                   66     70     71     68     79     75     74     60
DK/NA                 8     10      5     11      3      5      6     12
 
 
28. Do you think people in your community are acting responsibly during the coronavirus crisis, or don't you think so?
                                                               WHITE........
                                                               4 YR COLL DEG
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Yes    No
 
Yes                  69%    79%    66%    65%    72%    67%    77%    74%
No                   27     17     29     32     24     29     19     21
DK/NA                 4      4      5      2      4      4      4      5
 
                     AGE IN YRS..............    WHITE.....
                     18-34  35-49  50-64  65+    Men    Wom    Wht    Blk    Hsp
 
Yes                  50%    66%    72%    81%    75%    75%    75%    69%    59%
No                   48     30     25     13     22     19     20     29     40
DK/NA                 2      3      3      6      3      6      5      3      1
 
                     AREA............................
                     North/                             DENSITY............
                     PnHnd  Bay    Cntrl  Sthw   SthE   City   Suburb Rural
 
Yes                  66%    69%    67%    71%    74%    67%    71%    72%
No                   31     25     28     25     25     30     25     24
DK/NA                 3      6      5      4      2      3      3      4
 
 
29. Do you think people should be wearing a face mask or other face covering when in stores, or don't you think so?
                                                               WHITE........
                                                               4 YR COLL DEG
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Yes    No
 
Yes                  81%    72%    94%    78%    75%    87%    79%    76%
No                   15     23      5     18     20     11     16     20
DK/NA                 4      6      1      4      5      3      5      4
 
                     AGE IN YRS..............    WHITE.....
                     18-34  35-49  50-64  65+    Men    Wom    Wht    Blk    Hsp
 
Yes                  83%    76%    78%    87%    69%    85%    77%    91%    87%
No                   14     20     18     10     26     12     19      7     11
DK/NA                 3      4      4      3      6      3      4      2      2
 
                     AREA............................
                     North/                             DENSITY............
                     PnHnd  Bay    Cntrl  Sthw   SthE   City   Suburb Rural
 
Yes                  74%    78%    79%    75%    92%    86%    82%    68%
No                   21     17     16     21      7     11     15     25
DK/NA                 5      5      5      4      1      2      4      7
 
 
30. Which comes closer to your point of view: you support reopening Florida's economy even if public health officials warn against it, or you think reopening Florida's economy should happen only when public health officials deem it safe?
                                                               WHITE........
                                                               4 YR COLL DEG
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Yes    No
 
Reopen even if
 warn against        17%    28%     3%    22%    22%    13%    18%    21%
Reopen only when
 deem safe           76     60     95     73     73     79     78     71
DK/NA                 6     12      2      5      5      7      5      8
 
                     AGE IN YRS..............    WHITE.....
                     18-34  35-49  50-64  65+    Men    Wom    Wht    Blk    Hsp
 
Reopen even if
 warn against        19%    21%    20%    10%    24%    16%    20%     8%    17%
Reopen only when
 deem safe           78     75     74     80     71     75     73     88     78
DK/NA                 3      4      6     10      5      8      7      4      5
 
                     AREA............................
                     North/                             DENSITY............
                     PnHnd  Bay    Cntrl  Sthw   SthE   City   Suburb Rural
 
Reopen even if
 warn against        19%    19%    17%    15%    16%    17%    15%    23%
Reopen only when
 deem safe           73     75     76     74     80     78     80     67
DK/NA                 8      6      6     11      3      5      5     10
 
 
31. Based on what you know, would you support or oppose opening schools in Florida in May even if health officials warn the coronavirus could spread?
                                                               WHITE........
                                                               4 YR COLL DEG
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Yes    No
 
Support               9%    14%     2%    11%    10%     8%     9%    12%
Oppose               88     82     96     86     87     89     90     85
DK/NA                 3      4      2      3      3      3      1      4
 
                     AGE IN YRS..............    WHITE.....
                     18-34  35-49  50-64  65+    Men    Wom    Wht    Blk    Hsp
 
Support               7%     9%    11%     7%    11%    10%    11%     4%     7%
Oppose               92     86     86     89     86     87     86     94     90
DK/NA                 -      4      2      4      2      4      3      2      3
 
                     AREA............................
                     North/                             DENSITY............
                     PnHnd  Bay    Cntrl  Sthw   SthE   City   Suburb Rural
 
Support              11%    11%     9%    11%     5%     8%     7%    13%
Oppose               86     88     87     85     92     90     90     81
DK/NA                 3      2      4      5      3      2      3      5
 
                     HAVE KIDS <18 YRS
                            InPublic
                     Yes    School
 
Support               8%     7%
Oppose               89     92
DK/NA                 3      1
 
 
32. Do you feel financially strapped because of the coronavirus crisis or not?
                                                               WHITE........
                                                               4 YR COLL DEG
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Yes    No
 
Yes                  40%    29%    45%    44%    39%    41%    25%    38%
No                   58     70     53     55     60     57     74     62
DK/NA                 1      1      2      1      1      1      1      1
 
                     AGE IN YRS..............    WHITE.....
                     18-34  35-49  50-64  65+    Men    Wom    Wht    Blk    Hsp
 
Yes                  55%    42%    42%    28%    30%    35%    33%    56%    51%
No                   43     57     57     70     69     64     66     43     47
DK/NA                 2      -      -      2      1      1      1      1      2
 
                     AREA............................
                     North/                             DENSITY............
                     PnHnd  Bay    Cntrl  Sthw   SthE   City   Suburb Rural
 
Yes                  34%    45%    37%    33%    47%    45%    36%    36%
No                   66     55     60     66     52     54     62     62
DK/NA                 -      1      3      -      1      1      1      1
 
                     ANNUAL HOUSEHOLD INCOME...
                     <30K   30-50  50-100 >100K
 
Yes                  64%    40%    36%    23%
No                   34     59     63     76
DK/NA                 2      1      1      1
 
 
33. Have you lost your job or been furloughed due to the coronavirus crisis, or not?
                                                               WHITE........
                                                               4 YR COLL DEG
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Yes    No
 
Yes                  21%    16%    22%    22%    20%    22%    13%    16%
No                   72     75     71     73     74     71     81     74
DIDN'T HAVE JOB(VOL)  6      8      7      5      5      7      5      9
DK/NA                 -      -      -      -      -      -      -      -
 
                     AGE IN YRS..............    WHITE.....
                     18-34  35-49  50-64  65+    Men    Wom    Wht    Blk    Hsp
 
Yes                  36%    28%    17%     8%    16%    14%    15%    32%    28%
No                   61     72     77     75     77     77     77     59     69
DIDN'T HAVE JOB(VOL)  2      -      5     16      7      8      8      8      3
DK/NA                 -      -      -      -      -      -      -      1      -
 
                     AREA............................
                     North/                             DENSITY............
                     PnHnd  Bay    Cntrl  Sthw   SthE   City   Suburb Rural
 
Yes                  15%    20%    21%    20%    26%    23%    20%    16%
No                   77     72     73     72     69     70     75     75
DIDN'T HAVE JOB(VOL)  7      7      6      8      5      6      5      9
DK/NA                 -      1      -      -      -      -      -      -
 
                     ANNUAL HOUSEHOLD INCOME...
                     <30K   30-50  50-100 >100K
 
Yes                  35%    26%    17%    11%
No                   55     68     77     87
DIDN'T HAVE JOB(VOL) 10      6      5      2
DK/NA                 -      -      -      -
 
 
33a. (If no or DK/NA q33) Have you personally had to work from home due to the coronavirus crisis, or not?
                     IF DIDN'T LOSE JOB/FURLOUGHED Q33..........................
                                                               WHITE........
                                                               4 YR COLL DEG
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Yes    No
 
Yes                  35%    32%    32%    40%    37%    34%    44%    24%
No                   64     68     67     58     62     65     54     76
DK/NA                 1      -      1      2      1      1      2      1
 
                     AGE IN YRS..............    WHITE.....
                     18-34  35-49  50-64  65+    Men    Wom    Wht    Blk    Hsp
 
Yes                  51%    54%    36%    12%    34%    29%    31%    26%    50%
No                   48     45     63     87     65     71     68     71     49
DK/NA                 1      1      2      1      1      1      1      2      1
 
                     AREA............................
                     North/                             DENSITY............
                     PnHnd  Bay    Cntrl  Sthw   SthE   City   Suburb Rural
 
Yes                  26%    31%    31%    26%    53%    33%    45%    22%
No                   71     67     69     74     47     65     54     78
DK/NA                 2      2      1      -      -      2      1      -
 
                     ANNUAL HOUSEHOLD INCOME...
                     <30K   30-50  50-100 >100K
 
Yes                  15%    28%    38%    59%
No                   83     72     61     41
DK/NA                 2      1      2      -
 
 
33b. (If yes q33a) If social distancing rules are loosened, would you be comfortable or uncomfortable going back to your place of work if widespread testing for the coronavirus wasn't available?
                     YES/WORK FROM HOME Q33a................................
                                                               WHITE........
                                                               4 YR COLL DEG
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Yes    No
 
Comfortable          33%    52%    12%    32%    44%    23%    35%    41%
Uncomfortable        63     44     85     66     54     72     63     55
DK/NA                 3      4      2      2      2      5      2      4