Civil Beat/HNN Poll: Stop virus even if economy crumbles
Honolulu Hawaii — Hawaii voters strongly support stay-at-home and quarantine orders implemented to prevent the spread of coronavirus.
In response to a Civil Beat poll conducted in partnership with Hawaii News Now, a strong majority of voters said it’s more important stop COVID-19 from spreading in Hawaii than stop the economy from declining.
The poll responses mirror national trends in that Republicans tend to favor reopening the economy sooner than Democrats. But the pushback over curbing personal freedoms is nowhere near as evident locally, said Matthew Fitch, managing partner of MRG Research, which conducted the poll.
Voters’ positive opinions on Hawaii’s stay-at-home policies are not reflected in their views of state leaders. Poll results published Tuesday showed negative reviews of Hawaii Gov. David Ige and Honolulu Mayor Kirk Caldwell.
Learn more about the results and how the poll was conducted in this story.