Americans Remain Guarded on Re-opening the Economy

Americans remain guarded on re-opening the economy. In today’s Harris Poll, they caution against easing-off restrictions too soon: Over 8 in 10 (84%) are concerned this will cause a surge in coronavirus cases while nearly three quarters (74%) say the number of cases should have to go down before Americans can return to work; (67%) say a proper testing place.

We also asked, “Based on what you know and have heard, when do you think Americans should start returning to work and life as normal?”

  • 9%: 1-2 weeks from now
  • 23%: 3-4 weeks from now
  • 51%: More than a month
  • 18%: More than six months from now
  • 61% of all Republicans say it should be at least a month before Americans start returning to work and life as normal

Read more at the POLITICO Playbook PM