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New poll shows most approve of governor's response to coronavirus

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Posted at 12:46 PM, May 01, 2020

(LEX 18) — New polling information shows that most people in Kentucky approve of the steps Governor Andy Beshear and the State have taken to fight the coronavirus.

The poll was done by researchers at Harvard, Rutgers, and Northeastern University. In it, more than 22,000 people across the country were asked different questions involving the coronavirus.

In Kentucky, the data shows most people agree with the steps taken to prevent the virus from spreading.

80% of the people polled said they strongly approve of the government asking people to stay at home. 15% said they somewhat approve, 4% said they somewhat disapprove, and 1% said they strongly disapprove.

56% said they strongly approve of the government requiring most businesses to close. 31% said they somewhat approve, 9% said they somewhat disapprove, and 4% said they strongly disapprove.

82% said they strongly approve of the government canceling sports and entertainment events. 14% said they somewhat approve, 3% said they somewhat disapprove, 1% said they strongly disapprove.

78% said they strongly approve of the government closing K-12 schools. 16% said they somewhat approve, 5% said they somewhat disapprove, and 1% said they strongly disapprove.

73% said they strongly approve of the government limiting restaurants to carry-out only. 21% said they somewhat approve, 4% said they somewhat disapprove, and 2% said they strongly disapprove.

46% said they strongly approve of how Governor Beshear is handling the coronavirus outbreak. 35% said they approve, 5% disapprove, 2% strongly disapprove, and 13% neither approve nor disapprove.

Many other questions were asked throughout the poll.

The survey was done April 17-26.