Tuesday, August 11, 2020

Nearly 7-in-10 Wisconsinites Back Gov. Tony Evers' Mask Mandate, Poll Finds

 The latest Marquette Law School poll is out, and it shows a lot of Wisconsinites are happy with how Gov. Tony Evers is handling the coronavirus pandemic, and upset with President Donald Trump for how he's managed to flub it up across the country. Here are some highlights:

  • We're months away from the presidential election, and Trump (Republican) trails former Vice President Joe Biden (Democrat) by a margin of 42 percent to 48 percent.

  • Trump's approval ratings are underwater, but not in a huge way. Just 44 percent in the state approve of his job as president, while 54 percent disapprove. Gov. Evers has much better numbers, with 57 percent approving his work as governor and 37 percent disapproving.

  • On how they're handling coronavirus, the approval-disapproval gaps expand, with 40 percent approving Trump's handling of the pandemic while 61 percent approve of the way Evers is handling things

  • This is the first post-mask mandate Marquette Law School poll, demonstrating most Wisconsinites are supportive of Evers's efforts. Indeed, the poll asks on the mask mandate whether Wisconsinites are supportive of it. Nearly 7-in-10 (69 percent to be exact) back the requirement to wear masks, with just 29 percent saying they oppose the mandate.

For complete results, check out the poll by clicking here.

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  1. Replies
    1. This is not how polls work. They don't ask everyone. I wasn't asked either, and I support the mask mandate.

  2. You're dreaming if you think we approve of what this governor has done to our state!! No one polled me or any of my family or friends! This tyranny shall end!!

  3. I took the poll. Approximately 80% of people I know do not approve of the mandate. Approximately 50% of the peopke I know are voluntarily wearing masks.

    1. That's great if you participated, but your "findings" are anecdotal.