July 23, 2020 - 79% In Florida Say Require Face Masks In Public, Coronavirus Handling Weighs On DeSantis, Trump Numbers, Quinnipiac University Florida Poll Finds; Biden Opens Up A Double-Digit Lead In 2020 Race Quinnipiac University Polling Logo
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With a surge of coronavirus cases in Florida making it a hotspot, voters say 79 - 20 percent that people in the state should be required to wear face masks in public, according to a Quinnipiac (KWIN-uh-pea-ack) University poll of registered voters in Florida released today. There is overwhelming support for requiring face masks among all ages and every other listed demographic group.

Eighty-three percent say the spread of the coronavirus is a serious problem in the state, while 16 percent say it is not.

Seventy percent consider the spread of the coronavirus in Florida "out of control." Twenty-four percent say it is "under control."

Looking back, 61 percent of voters think Governor Ron DeSantis reopened the economy "too quickly." Thirty-one percent think he reopened "at about the right pace" and 6 percent say he reopened "too slowly."

When it comes, however, to whether voters think the governor should issue a stay-at-home order for the state to slow the spread of the coronavirus, they are split. Forty-nine percent say yes, while 48 percent say no.

REOPENING OF SCHOOLS

With the start of the school year approaching, more than six in ten voters, 62 to 33 percent, think it will be unsafe to send students to elementary, middle and high schools in the fall.

Fifty-seven percent think it will be unsafe for students to return to college in the fall. Thirty-seven percent think it will be safe.

Governor DeSantis is pressing to resume in-person classes in Florida for the start of the school year and President Trump is doing the same nationwide. Voters disapprove of those plans by wide margins.

Governor DeSantis' handling of the reopening of schools: 56 percent disapprove, 37 percent approve.

President Trump's handling of the reopening of schools: 59 percent disapprove, 36 percent approve.

"DeSantis' commitment to putting students in classrooms in the fall is a non-starter with voters. From elementary school kids to collegians, Floridians are saying 'forget it,'" said Quinnipiac University Polling Analyst Tim Malloy.

CORONAVIRUS RESPONSE

Voters give Governor DeSantis a negative job approval for his handling of the response to the coronavirus, as 38 percent approve, while 57 percent disapprove. In April, 50 percent approved, while 41 percent disapproved.

Voters give President Trump a negative job approval for his handling of the response to the coronavirus; 37 percent approve, while 59 percent disapprove. In April, 46 percent approved, while 51 percent disapproved.

JOB APPROVALS

Governor DeSantis receives a negative 41 - 52 percent job approval, a 31-point swing in the net approval from April when he received a positive 53 - 33 percent job approval rating. Today's numbers are the lowest for DeSantis since taking office in 2019.

"Just a few months ago, Florida was a safe harbor for COVID refugees from up North. Now, it registers a startling number of infections and the numbers say the buck stops at Governor DeSantis' desk in Tallahassee," Malloy added.

President Trump receives a negative 40 - 58 percent job approval in Florida, down from a 45 - 51 percent approval rating in April.

Senator Rick Scott receives a mixed job approval with 41 percent approving, and 44 percent disapproving.

Senator Marco Rubio also receives a mixed job approval with 40 percent approving, and 44 percent disapproving.

2020 ELECTION

In the race for the White House, former Vice President Joe Biden opens up a big lead over President Trump. Voters back Biden 51 - 38 percent over Trump. In an April 22nd poll, it was close with Biden at 46 percent and Trump at 42 percent.

Democrats back Biden 89 - 2 percent, independents back Biden 48 - 32 percent, compared to 44 - 37 percent in April, and Republicans back Trump 88 - 10 percent.

"The president doesn't escape the shifting moods and concerns of voters in Florida. His sagging numbers are a gut punch from one of the key states he keenly hopes to win," Malloy added.

BIDEN VS. TRUMP: THE ISSUES

In five direct matchups, the President scores his best numbers on the economy, while Biden holds wide leads on handling a crisis, health care, response to the coronavirus, and addressing racial inequality.

Asked who would do a better job handling ...

The Economy: Trump 50 percent, Biden 47 percent.

A Crisis: Biden 55 percent, Trump 42 percent.

Health Care: Biden 57 percent, Trump 39 percent.

Response to the Coronavirus: Biden 58 percent, Trump 38 percent.

Addressing Racial Inequality: Biden 58 percent, Trump 35 percent.

GOP CONVENTION IN JACKSONVILLE

Voters say 62 - 34 percent they think it will be unsafe to hold the Republican national convention in Jacksonville, Florida in August. Among Republicans, 69 percent think it will be safe, and 26 percent think it will be unsafe.

CONFEDERATE SYMBOLS

A plurality of voters support removing Confederate statues from public spaces around the country. Forty- nine percent support it, while 43 percent oppose it.

The results are identical when it comes to renaming military bases that were named after Confederate generals. Forty-nine percent support it, while 43 percent oppose it.

A majority, 51 percent, see the Confederate flag as a symbol of racism, while 38 percent see it as a symbol of Southern pride.

924 self-identified registered voters in Florida were surveyed from July 16 - 20 with a margin of error of +/- 3.2 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                62%    67%    63%    56%    63%    62%    75%    68%
Some                 23     20     21     28     22     24     16     20
Only a little         8      7      8      9      9      7      7      7
None at all           6      5      7      7      6      6      2      5
DK/NA                 -      -      1      -      -      -      -      -
 
                     AGE IN YRS..............    WHITE.....
                     18-34  35-49  50-64  65+    Men    Wom    Wht    Blk    Hsp
 
A lot                48%    47%    68%    80%    69%    72%    70%    58%    50%
Some                 27     36     17     14     17     20     19     24     30
Only a little        13     11      9      4      9      5      7     11     10
None at all          13      6      5      2      5      3      4      6     10
DK/NA                 -      -      1      -      -      -      -      2      -
 
 
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                51%    10%    89%    48%    48%    53%    55%    39%
Trump                38     88      2     32     41     35     39     55
SMONE ELSE(VOL)       4      1      3      7      4      3      5      2
WLDN'T VOTE(VOL)      2      -      2      3      1      3      -      1
DK/NA                 5      2      5      9      5      5      2      3
 
                     AGE IN YRS..............    WHITE.....
                     18-34  35-49  50-64  65+    Men    Wom    Wht    Blk    Hsp
 
Biden                58%    52%    48%    49%    42%    46%    44%    84%    50%
Trump                21     34     46     46     52     47     49      3     33
SMONE ELSE(VOL)      12      2      -      1      3      3      3      2      5
WLDN'T VOTE(VOL)      6      3      -      -      -      1      1      1      5
DK/NA                 3      8      5      3      3      3      3     10      7
 
 
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%     9%    79%    38%    43%    44%    50%    35%
Unfavorable          43     84      6     43     46     40     45     58
Hvn't hrd enough     12      7     13     15      8     15      5      7
REFUSED               2      1      1      4      3      2      1      -
 
                     AGE IN YRS..............    WHITE.....
                     18-34  35-49  50-64  65+    Men    Wom    Wht    Blk    Hsp
 
Favorable            37%    44%    44%    51%    37%    42%    40%    75%    36%
Unfavorable          40     36     48     45     57     50     53      5     41
Hvn't hrd enough     21     14      8      3      5      7      6     14     19
REFUSED               2      6      -      1      1      -      -      6      4
 
 
3a. Is your opinion of Joe Biden favorable, unfavorable or haven't you heard enough about him? COMBINED WITH: (If favorable/unfavorable q3) Do you have a strongly or somewhat favorable/unfavorable opinion?
                                                               WHITE........
                                                               4 YR COLL DEG
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Yes    No
 
Strongly favorable   25%     2%    56%    16%    21%    29%    31%    21%
Smwht favorable      18      6     23     21     22     14     19     14
Smwht unfavorable     9     11      3     13      9      8      9     10
Strongly unfavorable 34     72      3     30     37     31     34     47
Hvn't hrd enough     12      7     13     15      8     15      5      7
DK/NA                 3      2      1      4      3      2      1      1
 
                     AGE IN YRS..............    WHITE.....
                     18-34  35-49  50-64  65+    Men    Wom    Wht    Blk    Hsp
 
Strongly favorable   14%    17%    30%    38%    19%    28%    24%    45%    19%
Smwht favorable      23     27     13     12     18     14     16     30     16
Smwht unfavorable    16      9      7      4     13      9     11      -      9
Strongly unfavorable 24     27     40     40     44     41     42      5     32
Hvn't hrd enough     21     14      8      3      5      7      6     14     19
DK/NA                 2      6      1      2      1      1      1      6      4
 
 
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            39%    87%     6%    32%    43%    35%    38%    54%
Unfavorable          56     11     90     59     53     58     61     42
Hvn't hrd enough      3      2      3      4      2      4      1      2
REFUSED               3      1      1      6      3      2      -      2
 
                     AGE IN YRS..............    WHITE.....
                     18-34  35-49  50-64  65+    Men    Wom    Wht    Blk    Hsp
 
Favorable            21%    37%    47%    45%    52%    46%    49%     6%    36%
Unfavorable          73     53     51     50     46     50     48     85     56
Hvn't hrd enough      4      4      1      3      2      2      2      2      5
REFUSED               2      6      1      2      1      2      1      7      3
 
 
4a. Is your opinion of Donald Trump favorable, unfavorable or haven't you heard enough about him? COMBINED WITH: (If favorable/unfavorable q4) Do you have a strongly or somewhat favorable/unfavorable opinion?
                                                               WHITE........
                                                               4 YR COLL DEG
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Yes    No
 
Strongly favorable   30%    73%     1%    23%    31%    29%    29%    44%
Smwht favorable       9     13      5      8     11      7      8      9
Smwht unfavorable     6      2      4     13      6      7      5      3
Strongly unfavorable 48      9     85     45     46     51     56     39
Hvn't hrd enough      3      2      3      4      2      4      1      2
DK/NA                 4      1      3      7      4      3      1      3
 
                     AGE IN YRS..............    WHITE.....
                     18-34  35-49  50-64  65+    Men    Wom    Wht    Blk    Hsp
 
Strongly favorable   13%    24%    37%    40%    40%    39%    39%     2%    25%
Smwht favorable       8     13      9      6     11      8      9      4     11
Smwht unfavorable    16      3      5      3      4      3      3      9     14
Strongly unfavorable 56     50     47     46     41     47     44     76     41
Hvn't hrd enough      4      4      1      3      2      2      2      2      5
DK/NA                 4      6      2      3      2      2      2      7      4
 
 
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              41%    82%    13%    35%    44%    38%    44%    52%
Disapprove           52     12     79     59     51     53     53     43
DK/NA                 7      6      8      6      5      8      4      6
 
                     AGE IN YRS..............    WHITE.....
                     18-34  35-49  50-64  65+    Men    Wom    Wht    Blk    Hsp
 
Approve              26%    36%    46%    51%    52%    47%    49%    12%    40%
Disapprove           69     49     50     44     44     47     46     82     50
DK/NA                 5     15      4      4      4      6      5      6     10
 
 
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%    78%    19%    32%    42%    41%    42%    47%
Disapprove           44     10     71     46     44     45     48     36
DK/NA                15     13     10     22     15     15     11     17
 
                     AGE IN YRS..............    WHITE.....
                     18-34  35-49  50-64  65+    Men    Wom    Wht    Blk    Hsp
 
Approve              25%    48%    40%    45%    46%    45%    45%    25%    40%
Disapprove           54     40     46     41     39     40     40     58     44
DK/NA                21     12     14     14     14     15     15     17     16
 
 
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              40%    73%    15%    35%    42%    38%    44%    46%
Disapprove           44     14     71     45     45     44     44     37
DK/NA                16     13     14     21     13     18     12     16
 
                     AGE IN YRS..............    WHITE.....
                     18-34  35-49  50-64  65+    Men    Wom    Wht    Blk    Hsp
 
Approve              26%    42%    38%    49%    48%    44%    46%    17%    41%
Disapprove           58     39     48     37     41     39     40     65     43
DK/NA                15     19     14     14     12     18     15     18     16
 
 
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              40%    88%     6%    35%    42%    38%    40%    57%    75%
Disapprove           58     12     93     61     55     60     59     42     25
DK/NA                 2      -      1      4      3      1      1      1      1
 
                     AGE IN YRS..............    WHITE.....
                     18-34  35-49  50-64  65+    Men    Wom    Wht    Blk    Hsp
 
Approve              20%    40%    49%    47%    54%    50%    52%     7%    32%
Disapprove           78     56     50     52     45     50     47     87     65
DK/NA                 2      4      1      1      1      -      1      6      3
 
 
9. Which of these is the most important issue to you in deciding who to vote for in the election for president: the economy, immigration, health care, climate change, the coronavirus pandemic, racial inequality or the Supreme Court?
                                                               WHITE........
                                                               4 YR COLL DEG
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Yes    No
 
Economy              34%    62%    14%    29%    38%    30%    37%    40%
Immigration           5      8      2      7      5      6      3      7
Health care           8      5      9      9      7      8      9      8
Climate change        5      1      7      7      7      3      7      4
Coronavirus          23     11     40     19     17     29     27     22
Racial inequality    13      4     17     16     12     14      5      8
Supreme Court         6      4      6      8      9      4      7      5
DK/NA                 6      5      6      5      6      6      4      5
 
                     AGE IN YRS..............    WHITE.....
                     18-34  35-49  50-64  65+    Men    Wom    Wht    Blk    Hsp
 
Economy              23%    38%    36%    37%    42%    36%    39%    16%    32%
Immigration           9      1      6      6      5      6      6      4      6
Health care           9      4      9      7      7      9      8      4     10
Climate change       11      5      2      4      7      4      5      3      7
Coronavirus          15     22     27     29     18     28     24     26     21
Racial inequality    26     14     11      5      7      7      7     35     12
Supreme Court         5      6      5      6      9      4      6      6      6
DK/NA                 3      9      5      5      5      4      5      6      6
 
 
10. 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%    91%     9%    55%    54%    46%    49%    63%
Biden                47      8     86     43     42     51     50     33
DK/NA                 3      1      5      2      4      3      2      3
 
                     AGE IN YRS..............    WHITE.....
                     18-34  35-49  50-64  65+    Men    Wom    Wht    Blk    Hsp
 
Trump                40%    52%    52%    52%    62%    55%    58%    15%    50%
Biden                55     44     46     46     34     42     39     80     47
DK/NA                 4      4      2      3      3      3      3      5      3
 
 
11. 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%    86%     3%    35%    43%    35%    39%    56%
Biden                57     12     93     60     52     62     58     43
DK/NA                 4      2      4      5      5      3      3      2
 
                     AGE IN YRS..............    WHITE.....
                     18-34  35-49  50-64  65+    Men    Wom    Wht    Blk    Hsp
 
Trump                23%    32%    48%    46%    53%    48%    50%     2%    34%
Biden                72     59     51     52     45     49     47     94     60
DK/NA                 6      8      1      1      2      3      2      5      6
 
 
12. 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                42%    88%     6%    39%    47%    38%    41%    57%
Biden                55     11     90     56     49     60     58     42
DK/NA                 3      1      3      4      4      3      1      2
 
                     AGE IN YRS..............    WHITE.....
                     18-34  35-49  50-64  65+    Men    Wom    Wht    Blk    Hsp
 
Trump                32%    34%    50%    48%    53%    50%    51%     4%    44%
Biden                64     60     49     51     45     49     47     92     51
DK/NA                 4      6      2      1      2      1      1      4      5
 
 
13. Regardless of how you intend to vote, who do you think would do a better job - addressing racial inequality: Donald Trump or Joe Biden?
                                                               WHITE........
                                                               4 YR COLL DEG
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Yes    No
 
Trump                35%    77%     3%    33%    37%    33%    36%    50%
Biden                58     20     92     57     55     62     62     45
DK/NA                 7      3      5     10      9      5      2      5
 
                     AGE IN YRS..............    WHITE.....
                     18-34  35-49  50-64  65+    Men    Wom    Wht    Blk    Hsp
 
Trump                16%    30%    44%    44%    46%    45%    45%     7%    28%
Biden                75     61     52     53     50     50     50     88     61
DK/NA                 9     10      4      3      4      5      4      5     12
 
 
14. Regardless of how you intend to vote, who do you think would do a better job - handling the response to the coronavirus: Donald Trump or Joe Biden?
                                                               WHITE........
                                                               4 YR COLL DEG
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Yes    No
 
Trump                38%    84%     5%    33%    41%    35%    39%    52%
Biden                58     14     91     61     54     61     60     45
DK/NA                 4      2      4      5      5      4      2      3
 
                     AGE IN YRS..............    WHITE.....
                     18-34  35-49  50-64  65+    Men    Wom    Wht    Blk    Hsp
 
Trump                25%    30%    44%    47%    49%    46%    48%     6%    32%
Biden                73     61     51     52     48     51     49     90     61
DK/NA                 3      9      4      1      3      3      3      5      7
 
                     AREA............................
                     North/                             DENSITY............
                     PnHnd  Bay    Cntrl  Sthw   SthE   City   Suburb Rural
 
Trump                48%    40%    43%    35%    26%    30%    43%    52%
Biden                49     54     50     62     72     67     54     40
DK/NA                 3      6      7      3      2      4      3      8
 
 
15. In general, how satisfied are you with the way things are going in the nation today; are you very satisfied, somewhat satisfied, somewhat dissatisfied, or very dissatisfied?
                                                               WHITE........
                                                               4 YR COLL DEG
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Yes    No
 
Very satisfied        8%    17%     4%     3%     7%     8%     7%     8%
Smwht satisfied      16     27      5     18     19     14     17     19
Smwht dissatisfied   21     30     14     22     24     20     20     24
Very dissatisfied    53     23     76     56     50     57     54     47
DK/NA                 1      2      -      1      -      1      2      1
 
                     AGE IN YRS..............    WHITE.....
                     18-34  35-49  50-64  65+    Men    Wom    Wht    Blk    Hsp
 
Very satisfied        5%     2%    11%    11%     8%     8%     8%     6%     8%
Smwht satisfied      15     12     17     20     21     17     19      9     16
Smwht dissatisfied   16     33     17     19     24     22     23     22     21
Very dissatisfied    63     51     54     49     46     51     49     63     56
DK/NA                 -      2      1      1      1      2      1      -      -
 
 
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              37%    82%     6%    31%    38%    36%    36%    51%
Disapprove           59     14     93     64     57     62     62     44
DK/NA                 4      4      2      6      5      3      2      5
 
                     AGE IN YRS..............    WHITE.....
                     18-34  35-49  50-64  65+    Men    Wom    Wht    Blk    Hsp
 
Approve              19%    34%    43%    46%    48%    45%    46%     9%    32%
Disapprove           77     60     54     52     48     51     50     89     63
DK/NA                 3      6      3      2      4      4      4      2      5
 
                     AREA............................
                     North/                             DENSITY............
                     PnHnd  Bay    Cntrl  Sthw   SthE   City   Suburb Rural
 
Approve              45%    40%    43%    35%    23%    30%    42%    48%
Disapprove           51     56     51     62     74     68     53     46
DK/NA                 4      4      6      3      2      2      5      6
 
 
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              38%    79%    13%    28%    38%    38%    39%    48%
Disapprove           57     18     82     66     56     58     58     47
DK/NA                 5      4      5      6      6      4      3      5
 
                     AGE IN YRS..............    WHITE.....
                     18-34  35-49  50-64  65+    Men    Wom    Wht    Blk    Hsp
 
Approve              21%    37%    41%    47%    46%    44%    45%    13%    37%
Disapprove           72     58     56     47     49     51     50     78     58
DK/NA                 7      5      3      6      5      4      5      9      5
 
                     AREA............................
                     North/                             DENSITY............
                     PnHnd  Bay    Cntrl  Sthw   SthE   City   Suburb Rural
 
Approve              44%    44%    45%    34%    25%    31%    43%    47%
Disapprove           53     53     48     58     70     63     53     50
DK/NA                 3      4      6      8      5      6      4      3
 
 
18. Do you approve or disapprove of the way - Donald Trump is handling the reopening of schools?
                                                               WHITE........
                                                               4 YR COLL DEG
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Yes    No
 
Approve              36%    79%     7%    31%    41%    32%    35%    51%
Disapprove           59     16     91     63     56     62     59     45
DK/NA                 4      5      2      6      3      5      5      3
 
                     AGE IN YRS..............    WHITE.....
                     18-34  35-49  50-64  65+    Men    Wom    Wht    Blk    Hsp
 
Approve              27%    32%    41%    44%    49%    44%    46%     9%    32%
Disapprove           70     58     57     54     48     52     50     85     65
DK/NA                 3     10      2      3      3      4      4      5      3
 
                     AREA............................
                     North/                             DENSITY............
                     PnHnd  Bay    Cntrl  Sthw   SthE   City   Suburb Rural
 
Approve              40%    40%    44%    36%    25%    30%    41%    46%
Disapprove           53     57     52     61     72     65     55     51
DK/NA                 7      4      4      3      3      5      4      3
 
                     HAVE KIDS <18 YRS
                            InPublic
                     Yes    School
 
Approve              35%    38%
Disapprove           57     55
DK/NA                 8      7
 
 
19. Do you approve or disapprove of the way - Ron DeSantis is handling the reopening of schools?
                                                               WHITE........
                                                               4 YR COLL DEG
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Yes    No
 
Approve              37%    75%    12%    31%    37%    37%    39%    47%
Disapprove           56     19     81     61     55     56     56     45
DK/NA                 8      6      7      9      8      7      6      8
 
                     AGE IN YRS..............    WHITE.....
                     18-34  35-49  50-64  65+    Men    Wom    Wht    Blk    Hsp
 
Approve              24%    34%    40%    46%    47%    43%    45%    11%    33%
Disapprove           69     58     55     47     45     51     48     83     58
DK/NA                 8      9      5      8      8      6      7      6      8
 
                     AREA............................
                     North/                             DENSITY............
                     PnHnd  Bay    Cntrl  Sthw   SthE   City   Suburb Rural
 
Approve              40%    46%    40%    38%    25%    30%    43%    44%
Disapprove           50     52     50     52     68     61     51     48
DK/NA                10      2     10     10      8      9      6      8
 
                     HAVE KIDS <18 YRS
                            InPublic
                     Yes    School
 
Approve              39%    40%
Disapprove           55     55
DK/NA                 7      5
 
 
20. Do you think the spread of the coronavirus in the state is a serious problem at this time, or don't you think so?
                                                               WHITE........
                                                               4 YR COLL DEG
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Yes    No
 
Yes/Serious problem  83%    70%    97%    82%    80%    85%    82%    75%
No                   16     28      3     17     18     14     17     23
DK/NA                 1      3      -      1      2      1      1      2
 
                     AGE IN YRS..............    WHITE.....
                     18-34  35-49  50-64  65+    Men    Wom    Wht    Blk    Hsp
 
Yes/Serious problem  88%    78%    79%    87%    79%    77%    78%    95%    87%
No                   12     20     20     11     20     22     21      5     11
DK/NA                 -      2      1      2      1      2      2      -      2
 
                     AREA............................
                     North/                             DENSITY............
                     PnHnd  Bay    Cntrl  Sthw   SthE   City   Suburb Rural
 
Yes/Serious problem  81%    79%    79%    73%    94%    85%    82%    77%
No                   19     19     19     26      5     13     16     21
DK/NA                 1      2      2      1      1      1      1      2
 
 
21. When it comes to the spread of the coronavirus in the state, do you think that it is under control or out of control at this time?
                                                               WHITE........
                                                               4 YR COLL DEG
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Yes    No
 
Under control        24%    52%     3%    24%    24%    24%    25%    35%
Out of control       70     38     97     70     69     71     68     58
DK/NA                 6     10      -      6      7      4      7      7
 
                     AGE IN YRS..............    WHITE.....
                     18-34  35-49  50-64  65+    Men    Wom    Wht    Blk    Hsp
 
Under control        13%    24%    29%    29%    30%    34%    32%     6%    19%
Out of control       85     67     65     65     63     60     61     94     76
DK/NA                 2      9      5      6      8      7      7      -      5
 
                     AREA............................
                     North/                             DENSITY............
                     PnHnd  Bay    Cntrl  Sthw   SthE   City   Suburb Rural
 
Under control        29%    28%    30%    28%    12%    18%    32%    27%
Out of control       66     65     64     62     84     77     64     63
DK/NA                 5      7      6     10      4      5      5     11
 
 
22. Looking back, do you think the governor reopened the economy too quickly, too slowly, or at about the right pace?
                                                               WHITE........
                                                               4 YR COLL DEG
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Yes    No
 
Too quickly          61%    27%    90%    64%    62%    61%    58%    50%
Too slowly            6      9      2      8      8      4      9      7
About right          31     64      7     27     30     32     32     42
DK/NA                 2      1      1      2      1      2      1      2
 
                     AGE IN YRS..............    WHITE.....
                     18-34  35-49  50-64  65+    Men    Wom    Wht    Blk    Hsp
 
Too quickly          86%    56%    58%    53%    54%    51%    52%    89%    67%
Too slowly            2     16      3      3      8      7      7      1      5
About right          11     24     37     43     37     40     39      9     25
DK/NA                 -      4      2      1      1      2      2      1      3
 
                     AREA............................
                     North/                             DENSITY............
                     PnHnd  Bay    Cntrl  Sthw   SthE   City   Suburb Rural
 
Too quickly          51%    60%    55%    58%    76%    71%    54%    49%
Too slowly            7      4      8      8      4      5      6      9
About right          42     33     35     33     18     23     38     38
DK/NA                 1      3      2      1      2      1      1      4
 
 
23. Do you think the governor should issue a stay at home order for the state at this time to slow the spread of the coronavirus, or don't you think so?
                                                               WHITE........
                                                               4 YR COLL DEG
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Yes    No
 
Yes/Issue order      49%    17%    77%    49%    45%    53%    43%    39%
No                   48     81     21     46     52     44     53     59
DK/NA                 3      2      2      5      3      3      4      2
 
                     AGE IN YRS..............    WHITE.....
                     18-34  35-49  50-64  65+    Men    Wom    Wht    Blk    Hsp
 
Yes/Issue order      66%    45%    46%    46%    38%    42%    40%    70%    58%
No                   33     51     50     51     60     55     57     27     40
DK/NA                 1      4      4      3      3      3      3      4      3
 
                     AREA............................
                     North/                             DENSITY............
                     PnHnd  Bay    Cntrl  Sthw   SthE   City   Suburb Rural
 
Yes/Issue order      42%    52%    47%    37%    58%    56%    43%    42%
No                   55     47     50     63     37     41     56     53
DK/NA                 3      1      4      -      5      3      2      5
 
 
24. How worried, if at all, are you about becoming infected and seriously ill from the coronavirus: very worried, somewhat worried, not too worried, or not worried at all?
                                                               WHITE........
                                                               4 YR COLL DEG
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Yes    No
 
Very worried         33%    15%    52%    28%    24%    41%    29%    22%
Somewhat worried     33     30     35     35     35     31     35     36
Not too worried      16     25      8     15     20     13     21     18
Not worried at all   18     29      4     22     20     15     15     24
DK/NA                 -      1      -      -      -      -      -      1
 
                     AGE IN YRS..............    WHITE.....
                     18-34  35-49  50-64  65+    Men    Wom    Wht    Blk    Hsp
 
Very worried         30%    30%    33%    35%    19%    29%    24%    56%    40%
Somewhat worried     36     34     30     34     35     36     35     27     31
Not too worried      14     13     19     18     23     15     19      6     16
Not worried at all   20     23     18     12     22     20     21     11     14
DK/NA                 -      -      -      1      1      -      -      -      -
 
                     AREA............................
                     North/                             DENSITY............
                     PnHnd  Bay    Cntrl  Sthw   SthE   City   Suburb Rural
 
Very worried         31%    39%    27%    25%    39%    37%    31%    26%
Somewhat worried     31     27     34     31     38     32     35     31
Not too worried      18     18     16     18     13     14     17     20
Not worried at all   19     17     22     25     11     17     17     22
DK/NA                 1      -      -      1      -      -      -      1
 
 
25. How worried, if at all, are you that someone in your family will become infected and seriously ill from the coronavirus: very worried, somewhat worried, not too worried, or not worried at all?
                                                               WHITE........
                                                               4 YR COLL DEG
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Yes    No
 
Very worried         49%    23%    69%    51%    45%    53%    44%    37%
Somewhat worried     27     34     22     27     29     25     29     32
Not too worried      13     24      6      9     13     13     15     16
Not worried at all   11     19      3     12     13      9     12     14
DK/NA                 -      -      -      -      1      -      -      1
 
                     AGE IN YRS..............    WHITE.....
                     18-34  35-49  50-64  65+    Men    Wom    Wht    Blk    Hsp
 
Very worried         66%    50%    43%    41%    35%    43%    39%    64%    65%
Somewhat worried     18     26     27     32     35     28     32     19     17
Not too worried       9     11     15     16     14     17     16      9     10
Not worried at all    7     14     14     10     14     12     13      8      7
DK/NA                 -      -      -      1      1      -      -      -      -
 
                     AREA............................
                     North/                             DENSITY............
                     PnHnd  Bay    Cntrl  Sthw   SthE   City   Suburb Rural
 
Very worried         43%    50%    44%    49%    57%    53%    47%    41%
Somewhat worried     31     28     22     24     28     25     29     25
Not too worried      14     11     19     15      7     11     14     16
Not worried at all   12     11     14     11      8     10      9     17
DK/NA                 1      -      -      -      -      -      -      -
 
 
26. Do you personally know anyone who has been diagnosed with the coronavirus, or not?
                                                               WHITE........
                                                               4 YR COLL DEG
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Yes    No
 
Yes                  61%    47%    67%    69%    59%    63%    62%    50%
No                   38     53     33     31     40     37     37     50
DK/NA                 -      -      -      -      -      -      -      -
 
                     AGE IN YRS..............    WHITE.....
                     18-34  35-49  50-64  65+    Men    Wom    Wht    Blk    Hsp
 
Yes                  75%    77%    61%    42%    52%    56%    54%    70%    72%
No                   25     23     39     58     47     44     46     29     28
DK/NA                 -      -      -      -      -      -      -      1      -
 
                     AREA............................
                     North/                             DENSITY............
                     PnHnd  Bay    Cntrl  Sthw   SthE   City   Suburb Rural
 
Yes                  59%    61%    52%    56%    74%    62%    66%    53%
No                   41     39     48     44     26     38     34     47
DK/NA                 -      -      1      -      -      -      -      1
 
 
27. At this time, do you think people in Florida should be required to wear face masks in public, or not?
                                                               WHITE........
                                                               4 YR COLL DEG
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Yes    No
 
Yes                  79%    60%    95%    79%    76%    81%    78%    69%
No                   20     38      4     20     22     17     21     29
DK/NA                 1      3      1      1      1      1      2      2
 
                     AGE IN YRS..............    WHITE.....
                     18-34  35-49  50-64  65+    Men    Wom    Wht    Blk    Hsp
 
Yes                  85%    76%    74%    83%    70%    73%    72%    90%    89%
No                   14     23     25     15     29     25     27     10     10
DK/NA                 1      1      1      2      2      1      2      -      1
 
                     AREA............................
                     North/                             DENSITY............
                     PnHnd  Bay    Cntrl  Sthw   SthE   City   Suburb Rural
 
Yes                  71%    75%    75%    71%    92%    86%    77%    63%
No                   28     22     24     28      7     13     21     35
DK/NA                 1      3      1      1      1      1      1      2
 
 
28. Do you believe that masks or face coverings are effective in slowing the spread of the coronavirus, or not?
                                                               WHITE........
                                                               4 YR COLL DEG
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Yes    No
 
Yes/Effective        81%    68%    93%    81%    82%    81%    84%    73%
No                   16     27      7     18     16     16     13     24
DK/NA                 2      6      -      1      2      2      3      4
 
                     AGE IN YRS..............    WHITE.....
                     18-34  35-49  50-64  65+    Men    Wom    Wht    Blk    Hsp
 
Yes/Effective        84%    76%    79%    86%    76%    77%    77%    88%    90%
No                   15     22     20      9     21     19     20     12      9
DK/NA                 -      2      1      5      3      4      3      -      1
 
                     AREA............................
                     North/                             DENSITY............
                     PnHnd  Bay    Cntrl  Sthw   SthE   City   Suburb Rural
 
Yes/Effective        75%    78%    80%    85%    88%    86%    78%    72%
No                   23     20     17     13     10     12     19     25
DK/NA                 2      3      3      2      1      2      3      2
 
 
29. Do you believe that the closing of bars is effective in slowing the spread of the coronavirus, or not?
                                                               WHITE........
                                                               4 YR COLL DEG
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Yes    No
 
Yes/Effective        79%    66%    92%    76%    78%    80%    81%    71%
No                   17     29      4     21     19     16     16     25
DK/NA                 4      5      4      3      3      5      3      4
 
                     AGE IN YRS..............    WHITE.....
                     18-34  35-49  50-64  65+    Men    Wom    Wht    Blk    Hsp
 
Yes/Effective        87%    75%    75%    81%    77%    72%    74%    87%    86%
No                   11     20     22     14     20     23     22     11     10
DK/NA                 2      5      3      5      3      5      4      2      5
 
                     AREA............................
                     North/                             DENSITY............
                     PnHnd  Bay    Cntrl  Sthw   SthE   City   Suburb Rural
 
Yes/Effective        76%    79%    78%    70%    86%    83%    78%    71%
No                   20     15     20     30     11     14     19     24
DK/NA                 5      6      3      -      3      3      3      5
 
 
30. How concerned are you about the state's hospitals running out of space to care for sick patients; 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       49%    19%    79%    47%    48%    50%    42%    36%
Somewhat concerned   26     33     17     26     24     28     27     32
Not so concerned     12     26      2     11     13     12     17     15
Not concerned at all 13     22      3     15     15     11     14     17
DK/NA                 -      -      -      -      -      -      -      -
 
                     AGE IN YRS..............    WHITE.....
                     18-34  35-49  50-64  65+    Men    Wom    Wht    Blk    Hsp
 
Very concerned       63%    50%    47%    42%    40%    37%    38%    81%    56%
Somewhat concerned   24     18     23     33     29     32     31      9     24
Not so concerned      6     14     16     14     15     16     16      2     12
Not concerned at all  8     17     14     12     16     15     16      9      8
DK/NA                 -      -      -      -      -      -      -      -      -
 
                     AREA............................
                     North/                             DENSITY............
                     PnHnd  Bay    Cntrl  Sthw   SthE   City   Suburb Rural
 
Very concerned       40%    49%    39%    37%    67%    57%    43%    37%
Somewhat concerned   30     30     26     29     19     22     30     25
Not so concerned     14     10     16     15      9     10     13     18
Not concerned at all 15     11     18     19      5     10     14     20
DK/NA                 -      -      -      -      -      -      -      -
 
 
31. Do you think it will be safe or unsafe to send students to - college in the fall?
                                                               WHITE........
                                                               4 YR COLL DEG
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Yes    No
 
Safe                 37%    66%    14%    38%    41%    34%    37%    48%
Unsafe               57     28     81     57     55     59     56     46
DK/NA                 6      7      5      5      4      7      7      6
 
                     AGE IN YRS..............    WHITE.....
                     18-34  35-49  50-64  65+    Men    Wom    Wht    Blk    Hsp
 
Safe                 29%    36%    42%    39%    46%    44%    45%    17%    32%
Unsafe               68     56     55     52     50     49     49     81     63
DK/NA                 2      8      3      8      4      8      6      3      5
 
                     AREA............................
                     North/                             DENSITY............
                     PnHnd  Bay    Cntrl  Sthw   SthE   City   Suburb Rural
 
Safe                 38%    41%    47%    35%    25%    28%    46%    46%
Unsafe               56     54     48     55     70     66     49     49
DK/NA                 6      5      5     10      5      6      5      5
 
 
32. Do you think it will be safe or unsafe to send students to - elementary, middle, and high schools in the fall?
                                                               WHITE........
                                                               4 YR COLL DEG
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Yes    No
 
Safe                 33%    67%     8%    30%    36%    31%    35%    47%
Unsafe               62     26     88     65     60     64     59     48
DK/NA                 5      6      4      5      4      6      6      5
 
                     AGE IN YRS..............    WHITE.....
                     18-34  35-49  50-64  65+    Men    Wom    Wht    Blk    Hsp
 
Safe                 18%    36%    39%    38%    44%    42%    43%     9%    26%
Unsafe               80     56     59     55     52     51     51     91     69
DK/NA                 3      7      2      7      4      7      6      1      4
 
                     AREA............................
                     North/                             DENSITY............
                     PnHnd  Bay    Cntrl  Sthw   SthE   City   Suburb Rural
 
Safe                 36%    39%    42%    31%    19%    26%    37%    46%
Unsafe               59     57     52     65     76     70     57     50
DK/NA                 4      4      6      4      4      4      6      4
 
                     HAVE KIDS <18 YRS
                            InPublic
                     Yes    School
 
Safe                 35%    39%
Unsafe               61     56
DK/NA                 5      5
 
 
33. Are you satisfied with the way testing for the coronavirus is being handled in the state, or are you not satisfied?
                                                               WHITE........
                                                               4 YR COLL DEG
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Yes    No
 
Yes/Satisfied        41%    60%    27%    40%    38%    44%    35%    45%
Not satisfied        53     34     68     54     55     52     61     49
DK/NA                 6      7      4      5      7      4      4      6
 
                     AGE IN YRS..............    WHITE.....
                     18-34  35-49  50-64  65+    Men    Wom    Wht    Blk    Hsp
 
Yes/Satisfied        36%    38%    44%    43%    40%    43%    42%    33%    46%
Not satisfied        59     53     54     51     53     52     53     62     48
DK/NA                 4      9      2      7      7      5      6      5      6
 
                     AREA............................
                     North/                             DENSITY............
                     PnHnd  Bay    Cntrl  Sthw   SthE   City   Suburb Rural
 
Yes/Satisfied        42%    38%    45%    45%    39%    42%    43%    38%
Not satisfied        53     60     47     52     54     53     52     52
DK/NA                 5      2      8      3      7      5      5     10
 
 
34. Do you think it will be safe or unsafe to hold the Republican national convention in Jacksonville, Florida in August?
                                                               WHITE........
                                                               4 YR COLL DEG
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Yes    No
 
Safe                 34%    69%     8%    29%    37%    31%    33%    44%
Unsafe               62     26     89     66     60     64     63     51
DK/NA                 4      5      2      5      3      5      4      5
 
                     AGE IN YRS..............    WHITE.....
                     18-34  35-49  50-64  65+    Men    Wom    Wht    Blk    Hsp
 
Safe                 23%    30%    39%    39%    43%    39%    41%    13%    27%
Unsafe               76     63     59     55     54     56     55     85     70
DK/NA                 -      7      1      6      3      6      5      2      3
 
                     AREA............................
                     North/                             DENSITY............
                     PnHnd  Bay    Cntrl  Sthw   SthE   City   Suburb Rural
 
Safe                 43%    38%    39%    32%    21%    27%    35%    52%
Unsafe               55     56     57     66     76     70     59     46
DK/NA                 2      6      5      2      3      4      5      1
 
 
35. Do you support or oppose removing Confederate statues from public spaces around the country?
                                                               WHITE........
                                                               4 YR COLL DEG
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Yes    No
 
Support              49%    15%    71%    56%    50%    48%    52%    31%
Oppose               43     78     22     35     41     45     42     60
DK/NA                 8      7      7      9      9      7      6      9
 
                     AGE IN YRS..............    WHITE.....
                     18-34  35-49  50-64  65+    Men    Wom    Wht    Blk    Hsp
 
Support              72%    54%    43%    35%    41%    36%    38%    76%    55%
Oppose               26     35     51     55     51     56     53     14     38
DK/NA                 2     11      6     11      9      8      8      9      7
 
                     AREA............................
                     North/                             DENSITY............  Mltry
                     PnHnd  Bay    Cntrl  Sthw   SthE   City   Suburb Rural  HsHld
 
Support              44%    43%    46%    52%    58%    55%    47%    35%    41%
Oppose               47     49     45     44     35     39     45     52     50
DK/NA                 9      8      9      4      8      6      8     13      9
 
 
36. Do you support or oppose renaming military bases that were named after Confederate generals?
                                                               WHITE........
                                                               4 YR COLL DEG
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Yes    No
 
Support              49%    16%    71%    54%    47%    51%    48%    32%
Oppose               43     80     20     37     45     41     45     60
DK/NA                 8      4     10      9      8      8      7      7
 
                     AGE IN YRS..............    WHITE.....
                     18-34  35-49  50-64  65+    Men    Wom    Wht    Blk    Hsp
 
Support              66%    56%    42%    37%    38%    37%    38%    69%    63%
Oppose               30     34     49     54     56     55     55     16     30
DK/NA                 4     10      9      8      6      8      7     16      7
 
                     AREA............................
                     North/                             DENSITY............  Mltry
                     PnHnd  Bay    Cntrl  Sthw   SthE   City   Suburb Rural  HsHld
 
Support              46%    40%    44%    44%    63%    55%    45%    40%    41%
Oppose               51     51     47     41     29     37     47     50     52
DK/NA                 3      9      9     15      8      8      8     11      7
 
 
37. Do you see the Confederate flag more as a symbol of Southern pride or more as a symbol of racism?
                                                               WHITE........
                                                               4 YR COLL DEG
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Yes    No
 
Southern pride       38%    72%    15%    34%    37%    39%    39%    56%
Racism               51     14     76     55     48     53     52     34
DK/NA                11     14      9     11     16      8      9     10
 
                     AGE IN YRS..............    WHITE.....
                     18-34  35-49  50-64  65+    Men    Wom    Wht    Blk    Hsp
 
Southern pride       19%    23%    49%    53%    48%    52%    50%    13%    27%
Racism               74     53     44     39     40     40     40     79     57
DK/NA                 7     24      7      8     11      8     10      8     15
 
                     AREA............................
                     North/                             DENSITY............
                     PnHnd  Bay    Cntrl  Sthw   SthE   City   Suburb Rural
 
Southern pride       42%    47%    43%    36%    25%    30%    43%    51%
Racism               45     40     46     56     64     59     47     33
DK/NA                13     13     11      8     10     11     10     16