About two-thirds of U.S. likely voters want their state’s border closed and fines imposed for violating their community’s social distancing guidelines during the coronavirus threat, a new Rasmussen Reports survey finds.
Sixty-seven percent of voters want to bar entry into their state, except in cases of emergency, the survey reveals. Only 21% oppose the border control measure.
“Should your state bar all out-of-state travelers except for emergencies until the coronavirus threat has ended?”
- Yes: 67%
- No: 21%
- Not Sure: 12%
While support for border-crossing bans was higher among females (70%) than it was for males (64%), it was consistent across other demographic categories, such as race and party affiliation. Fully 66% of Whites, 68% of Blacks and 70% of “Other” races support closed borders, as do 69% of Republicans, 67% of Democrats, and 64% of “Other” party identifications.
“Similarly, 68% of voters favor handing out fines in their community to those who are not following social distancing guidelines,” Rasmussen reported.