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Poll: Almost 9 in 10 concerned about economic collapse

Poll: Almost 9 in 10 concerned about economic collapse

Nearly 9 in 10 Americans questioned for a new poll said they are concerned about the economy collapsing during the coronavirus outbreak. 

Concerns were reported by both Republicans and Democrats, according to the Axios-Ipsos poll released TuesdayThe survey found 89 percent of both Republicans and Democrats surveyed said they’re concerned about the economy collapsing during the pandemic. 

But views regarding the pandemic and subsequent government responses are still highly partisan, pollsters noted. 

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For example, 88 percent of Democrats said they are concerned about their community reopening too soon, while just 56 percent of Republicans agreed. 

Democrats, at 15 percent, are also almost twice as likely as Republicans, at 8 percent, to say they know someone who died from coronavirus.

Several states, including Georgia, Oklahoma and Tennessee, have reopened some nonessential businesses this week with some additional social distancing and sanitation measures in place. 

Other states have started to announce plans to begin a gradual, phased reopening of their economies. 

The Axios-Ipsos poll was conducted April 24-27. Results are based on a sample of 1,021 people. There is a margin of error of 3.4 percentage points.