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Drudge Retort: The Other Side of the News
Friday, May 08, 2020

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.

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- 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.


So it appears that those polled do not have any difficulty seeing who are part of the solution, and that Pres trump (and his use of the crisis to aid his re-election) is part of the problem.

#1 | Posted by LampLighter at 2020-05-08 11:40 AM | Reply

I live in NJ, specifically Southern NJ.

The Gov is in a tough spot. People down my way think we should open up that part of the state, but as soon as you do that people will start traveling our way from nothern points.

That's a big issue with a country our size and with multiple states/borders.......there's no real "border control" which you undoubtedly need to really make a lockdown work for a specific amount of time.

#2 | Posted by brass30 at 2020-05-08 05:29 PM | Reply

It's easy to say "NON" to opening, if you don't run a business that is considered non-essential by someone else / government.

The thing is, it may be relatively easy for SOME small businesses to comply with safety guidelines an still provide service which many / enough people would patronize, with benefit shared by customers, business owner and employees, and the city / state - fewer unemployed, more tax revenues.

The cost / benefit analysis of risks to individuals and risk to "society" clearly belongs to the people who want / need and provide the services. Many businesses are not attended well even where partial openings have already occurred - clearly people are making choices on what the risks are as well as what is "essential" to them at this time, after lockdowns. Not every decision has to be made by the government, outside of what can should be done with safety in mind.

E.g., why the vitamins or toilet paper can be bought in Costco, but not in a small ACME store?

#3 | Posted by CutiePie at 2020-05-09 01:21 AM | Reply

"Not every decision has to be made by the government, outside of what can should be done with safety in mind."

Being nearly 70 years old with a family that still depends on me to be here, the government will not make such a decision for me. I will continue to stay home and avoid contact with those who don't. I'm not going to allow any Trump supporter to be within 15 feet of me. Trump can't even actually be sure his own aids aren't infected but he expects the rest of us to go back to business as usual. Not me.

#4 | Posted by danni at 2020-05-09 01:32 PM | Reply

I will continue to stay home and avoid contact with those who don't. I'm not going to allow any Trump supporter to be within 15 feet of me.
#4 | Posted by danni at 2020-05-09 01:32 PM

And that's your choice, Danni, which I respect. Other people should be able to make their choice, as long as it doesn't affect you and your well-being, and doesn't present a danger to "society". Your choice doesn't intrude on theirs.

There is no such thing as 100 percent safety, but as long as most people have a self-interest in being safe as well as being able to engage in services they deem essential or important enough for them - most people will act in their own and societal interests.

#5 | Posted by CutiePie at 2020-05-09 08:08 PM | Reply

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