Poll: 78 percent of GOP voters agree social distancing is an effective tool against COVID-19

The vast majority of voters say social distancing has been an effective tool against COVID-19, according to a new Hill-HarrisX poll.

Seventy-eight percent of GOP respondents said social distancing measures have effectively slowed the spread of the coronavirus, while 22 percent said they have made no difference.

Seventy-seven percent of independents said social distancing has been effective, with 88 percent of Democrats agreeing.

Among voters overall, 81 percent agreed that social distancing has worked in slowing down the pandemic, with 19 percent said the measures have made no difference.

The June 16-17 survey was conducted just days before President TrumpDonald John TrumpKimberly Guilfoyle reports being asymptomatic and 'feeling really pretty good' after COVID-19 diagnosis Biden says he will rejoin WHO on his first day in office Lincoln Project offers list of GOP senators who 'protect' Trump in new ad MORE held a campaign rally at an indoor arena in Tulsa, Okla., where face masks and social distancing were not required.

The poll results come as new hot spots begin to emerge across the country as states begin reopening their economies after months of lockdowns that led to heavy job losses.

The Hill-HarrisX poll was conducted online among 946 registered voters. It has a margin of error of plus or minus 3.16 percentage points.

Gabriela Schulte