Statewide poll shows voters give Governor Whitmer high marks for handling of coronavirus pandemic
A recent state-wide poll indicates a majority of Michigan voters support Governor Whitmer’s handling of the coronavirus pandemic.
Lansing-based EPIC-MRA conducted a poll in late-May and early June surveying 600 registered Michigan voters, 40-percent by cell phone.
When asked how they would rate Governor Gretchen Whitmer’s handling of the coronavirus pandemic, 60% responded positively while 40% gave her negative marks.
When asked about the stay-at-home orders; 59% said it was about right for the situation when issued, 33% thought they were too restrictive and 5% not restrictive enough.
Asked about reopening the Michigan economy; 57% think we should wait, “So that the public health crisis does not last longer or get worse” while 36% agree the economy should be reopened as soon as possible at the risk of the crisis lasting longer.
Finally, how concerned are voters of a second coronavirus wave; 68% are concerned while 31% are a little concerned or not at all.
The survey identified 43-percent as Democrat, 38-percent Republican an 11-percent Independent.
It was commissioned by the Detroit Free Press and has a plus/minus error of 4-percent.