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Voters evenly split on whether local governments went too far with COVID-19 restrictions, poll

A slightly higher percentage of voters said governments did not overreact.

Updated: December 4, 2020 - 4:41pm

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Looking back, did many state and local governments go too far in placing restrictions on individual behavior?
Just the News Daily Poll
With Scott Rasmussen

Voters are essentially evenly split on the question of how well state and local governments are responding to the COVID-19 pandemic, according to a new Just the News Daily Poll with Scott Rasmussen.

Asked how they felt about the "extraordinary new powers" that non-federal governments claimed for themselves earlier this year, 45% of voters said those governments did not go too far in that pursuit, while 40% said they had. 

The other 15% was uncertain. 

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Looking back, did many state and local governments go too far in placing restrictions on individual behavior?
Just the News Daily Poll
With Scott Rasmussen

Among the powers that state, city and county governments have assumed over the past several months include the authority to keep people from socializing, close in large scale what they deem "non-essential" businesses, restrict religious worship services, require mask wearing, limit occupancies, impose physical separation rules and numerous other far-reaching mandates to try to stop the coronavirus from spreading. 

To see this poll's cross-demographic tabulations, click here.

To see this poll's methodology and sample demographics, click here.

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