Gov. Evers in high favor of handling of COVID-19 Pandemic

Published: Apr. 1, 2020 at 10:22 PM CDT
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Among Wisconsin voters, President Trump's approval rating of his handling of the Coronavirus pandemic is 51%. That's according to the latest Marquette Law School Poll.

By comparison, Governor Tony Evers is checking in at 76% approval, that includes more than 60% from republicans, versus 17% who disapprove.

When it comes to the closing of schools and businesses, and restricting public gatherings, 86% say it was appropriate. While 10% say this was an over-reaction.

Wisconsin has a spring election coming up next Tuesday, and 51% said the state should move the date. While 44% say keep it right where it is.

"We also have an unusual circumstance compared to other states that this is not just a presidential primary, it's a whole set of municipal actions," said poll director Charles Franklin. "And those offices will go vacant if we are not replacing people or re-electing them. And so there are some reasons why its more difficult for Wisconsin to shift the date than for others."

Sixty-two percent think the Democratic National Convention, scheduled for Milwaukee in July, should not be held as an in-person event.

Eight-hundred-and-thirteen registered voters took part in this latest poll from March 24-29.