Poll: 74 percent say COVID-19 restrictions effectively slow the virus


An overwhelming majority of voters say that they think restrictions related to COVID-19 are effective in slowing the spread of the virus, a new Hill-HarrisX poll finds.

Seventy-four percent of registered voters in the Sept. 30-Oct. 1 survey said they think that restrictions related to COVID-19 such as mandatory masks, keeping 6 feet of distance and, in some places, having to show proof of vaccination to enter a venue have been effective in slowing the spread of the virus.

By contrast, 26 percent said they did not think that the restrictions are effective.

Ninety-three percent of Democrats, 69 percent of independents, and 59 percent of Republicans said the restrictions have been effective in slowing the spread of COVID-19.

On Wednesday, Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti (D) has signed one of the nation’s strictest pandemic measures to reduce the spread of the virus. The ordinance will require people in Los Angeles to show proof of full COVID-19 vaccination before entering indoor restaurants, bars, gyms, shopping centers, entertainment venues and personal care establishments and will go into effect Nov. 29.

The Hill-HarrisX poll was conducted online among 948 registered voters. It has a margin of error of plus or minus 3.2 percentage points. 

Gabriela Schulte

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