From the Q Poll:
As the states at the epicenter of the coronavirus crisis consider how and when to reopen their economies, new state polls in NY, NJ, and CT find majorities of voters in all 3 states are overwhelmingly supportive of their governors’ responses and their states’ restrictions. Majorities also say it will take at least a few months before their states are safe to begin to lift their stay at home orders and reopen their economies. These Quinnipiac University polls were conducted simultaneously in all three states, and include a combined more than 2,800 registered voters.
— NY: Governor Cuomo gets a 72 – 24 percent job approval rating, and an 81 – 17 percent approval rating for his handling of the response to the coronavirus. By comparison, President Trump gets a 36 – 60 percent job approval rating, and a 35 – 61 percent approval rating for his handling of the coronavirus. In New York City, the epicenter of the coronavirus crisis in the United States, Mayor de Blasio gets a 63 – 30 percent approval for his handling of the coronavirus among New York City voters.
— NJ: Governor Murphy gets a 68 – 23 percent job approval rating, and a 78 – 18 percent approval rating for his handling of the coronavirus. By comparison, President Trump gets a 36 – 59 percent job approval rating, and a 37 – 61 percent approval rating for his handling of the coronavirus.
— CT: Governor Lamont gets a 65 – 26 percent job approval rating, and a 78 – 17 percent approval rating for his handling of the coronavirus. By comparison, President Trump gets a 36 – 61 percent job approval rating, and a 36 – 61 percent approval rating for his handling of the coronavirus.
“A crisis rockets governors to approval ratings rarely seen. In the Tri-State area, the public leans on their leaders and the gratitude shows,” said Quinnipiac University Polling Analyst Tim Malloy.
Roughly two-thirds in each of these states also say the restrictions put in place in their state to slow the spread of the coronavirus are about right, while only about 20 percent in each state think they don’t go far enough and about 15 percent think they go too far.
Majorities in all three states don’t think their states should reopen any time soon. Timeframes for when voters in each of these states think it will be safe to begin to lift their state’s stay at home order and reopen the economy are below.
In the next few months or longer:
— NY: 58 percent;
— NJ: 55 percent;
— CT: 59 percent.
Immediately or in the next few weeks:
— NY: 38 percent;
— NJ: 39 percent;
— CT: 38 percent.
And even if restrictions were lifted in the next few weeks, roughly 7 out of 10 in each state would be uncomfortable going to restaurants or bars, more than 8 out of 10 wouldn’t be comfortable going to a large sports or entertainment event, and people in each state are split about returning to work outside the home.
There is a clear consensus that the state should be prioritizing slowing the spread of the coronavirus by keeping people home, even if it hurts the economy, say 71 percent of NY, NJ, and CT, while only about a quarter in each state think reopening the economy should be the top priority. A majority (NY 75 – 20 percent, NJ 74 – 20 percent, CT 76 – 19 percent) also think that there should be more testing in their state in order to begin to lift stay at home orders.
“Cautious but not cowering: having experienced a nightmare, the 32 million people who make up the New York, New Jersey, and Connecticut Tri-State area are willing to hang tough and wait out the virus for another few months,” added Malloy.
AT THE CENTER OF THE CRISIS
The impact hits close to home. A majority of people in each state know someone who has been diagnosed with the coronavirus, and worry about infection is pervasive.
— NY: 63 percent know someone who has been diagnosed, 42 percent know someone who has been hospitalized, and 35 percent know someone who has died. 68 percent are very or somewhat worried that they will be infected and get seriously ill, while 78 percent are very or somewhat worried that someone in their family will be infected and get seriously ill.
— NJ: 71 percent know someone who has been diagnosed, 48 percent know someone who has been hospitalized, and 38 percent know someone who has died. 67 percent are very or somewhat worried that they will be infected and get seriously ill, while 80 percent are very or somewhat worried that someone in their family will be infected and get seriously ill.
— CT: 61 percent know someone who has been diagnosed, 33 percent know someone who has been hospitalized, and 22 percent know someone who has died. 65 percent are very or somewhat worried that they will be infected and get seriously ill, while 78 percent are very or somewhat worried that someone in their family will be infected and get seriously ill.
“The outbreak is personal for people living in the Tri-State region. Not only do a majority of them know someone who tested positive for the coronavirus, close to 4 in 10 people in the hardest hit states of New York and New Jersey know someone who died after being infected,” said Quinnipiac University Polling Analyst Mary Snow.
Roughly half of each state say that the coronavirus crisis has caused them financial hardship (NY 48 percent, NJ 51 percent, CT 46 percent), while about one third say they have lost their job or a substantial portion of their household income.
Close to 4 in 10 say that they are very or somewhat concerned about their household being able to pay their bills in the next month (NY 41 percent, NJ 39 percent, CT 35 percent), and about 3 in 10 in each state are very or somewhat concerned about having enough food to eat (NY 31 percent, NJ 25 percent, CT 26 percent).
“In states known for their high costs of living, the financial impact of the coronavirus is taking a toll with real concerns about making ends meet and feeding families. Roughly one-quarter of people have concerns about being able to pay their rent or mortgage bills in the next month,” added Snow.
About a quarter of all three states say that the economy in their state is excellent or good (NY 25 percent, NJ 29 percent, CT 25 percent), while around 7 in 10 say that the economy is not so good or poor. However, just over half of NY and NJ, as well as about 4 in 10 of CT, say they expect economic conditions in their state to be excellent or good a year from now.
NJ is the most optimistic that their state will be back to normal a year from now, 53 – 40 percent. New Yorkers are split 47 – 47 percent, while CT is little more pessimistic as 46 percent say yes and 51 percent say no.
THE 2020 PRESIDENTIAL ELECTION
In all 3 states, former Vice President Joe Biden has a huge lead over President Donald Trump. In NY, Biden leads 55 – 32 percent; in NJ, Biden leads 54 – 35 percent; and in CT, Biden leads 56 – 33 percent.
“Fueled by big leads among women, non-whites, and whites with a college degree, it’s looking like a Biden blue state blowout across all three states,” said Associate Vice President and Director Doug Schwartz.
More voters have a favorable than an unfavorable view of Biden in all 3 states (NY + 12, NJ +9, CT +12). More have an unfavorable opinion than a favorable one of Trump (NY -25, NJ -24, CT -27).
From April 30th – May 4th:
— 915 self-identified registered voters in New York were surveyed, with a margin of error of +/- 3.2 percentage points;
— 941 self-identified registered voters in New Jersey were surveyed, with a margin of error of +/- 3.2 percentage points;
— 945 self-identified registered voters in Connecticut were surveyed, 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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The Tri-state hasn’t voted for a Republican for the presidency in over 30 years. 🙂
I lose all most all respect for Cuomo when he signed into law the legalization for aborted to 9 months. 9 months people, why not say you have a full day after birth to kill a child. I’ll give you a few months to make that decision while its a glop of cells forming, but 9 months? A woman’s water can break and legally have one. SMH.
All because a Republican state made it harder to get one in their state. Considering the tri-states leadership feels the need to work together in shutting down the economy because people will diver over the border for services my guess it’s really not stopping someone to get one, just harder. (in a sense) This ti for ta thing between Republicans and Democrats can be destructive and counter-intuitive.
P.S speaking of Polls, throwback Thursday a time when Trump, the new Reagan of the Republicans Party, was in favor of abortions and a supporter of Hillary Clinton. 🙂
Quinnipiac national polls showed Hillary Clinton beating Donald Trump up till a week before the 2016 election. Small sampling. CT, NY and NJ are solid blue overall. Howdy Doody could win if he was the Democrat party candidate.
Tom White, Howdy Doody is already the President with the Phineas T. Bluster as the Attorney general and Clarabell as the Vice President.
I approve of Lamont and I voted for trump last time but Biden will have my vote this time around. Wow 23 point lead for Biden in CT!!!! Remember Hillary won ct by 13 points and lost alot of towns that Obama had won. Seems like Biden is bringing back the Obama coalition!!
Good job by conscientious, cool-headed governors of the NE, in regard to the regional handling of the COVID-19 Crisis (so far)… That being said:
Trump’s months of lies and deceptions (on a background of profound stupidity and incompetence) concerning the risks/prevalence of COVID-19 to the US populace — all for the purpose of maintaining stock-market levels/economic advantage for his oligarchy — position him at the level of war-criminal… His deliberate, criminal negligence in regard to his callous disregard for the people of this country, per his pursuit of perverse Presidential priorities, and abdication of duty, in the context of the COVID-19 Crisis, actually demand that he be tried for crimes against humanity — in particular, for crimes against the people of the United States. His crimes, in this regard, are no less than murder and treason. He should be tried and accorded appropriate punishment upon conviction… And those in his regime that have been complicit should be similarly tried. This stuff can be viewed in the same vein as that of the Nuremberg Trials… If this statement seems extreme, just take the time to recall a few of his COVID-19 Pandemic lies and deceptions: “…China is being very open about the virus…”; “…Anybody who wants a test can have a test…”; “… I will handle this as a war-time President…” And so much more… All when he was calling — implicitly “ordering” the states — to “open” society/the economy, against the advice of his top medical advisors and the rest of the medical/scientific community far before there was anywhere near adequate time to contain the virus among the populations that were exhibiting an explosive spread of infection and death… The same is even true to the present…
This POTUS, and his regime, are pure evil — even as they are the textbook picture of “incompetent” and “unfit for office.” It is unthinkable that Trump should be able to continue in office until tomorrow — let allow seek and serve another term… Judgment and punishment for treason and murder should await this POTUS and his regime.
There is no reasonable argument in defense of the Evil currently occupying the White House… (Just keep track of the COVID-19 death count and the unemployment numbers in this country if the urge to mount a partisan defense of the Evil Regime starts to trigger that knee-jerk response…)
Will someone PLEASE talk Jeff off of the ledge.
LOL…Jeff calm down….Hate to see you in November when Trump gets re elected…Unless the Dems replace Biden,it won’t even be close..
Harvey and Bob: So you would say that our POTUS has been an honest, competent, empathetic leader in regard to our federal response to the Crisis? You are aware of the Crisis??!
Know anybody with the Virus? Know anyone that has died from the Virus? Been out of the house lately?
Do you actually believe that that any literate, mentally-functional American would choose the fecal matter currently occupying the WH over anybody else that can get on the ballot for POTUS this November?!
Even Joe Biden will be a shoo-in this November — barring any craziness that might be staged to derail the Election…