* This is an Ogden & Fry poll. I don’t always run its polls, but it seems to be in line with other polls and I’m told the mobile to landline split was 50/50. Also, the small business response was too interesting to pass up…
Q1: Do you approve or disapprove of the job Donald Trump is doing handling the Coronavirus outbreak in the United States?
STRONGLY APPROVE 38.7%
SOMEWHAT APPROVE 7.8% [46.6%]
SOMEWHAT DISAPPROVE 6.5%
STRONGLY DISAPPROVE 42.3% [48.8%]
DON’T KNOW 4.7%
Q2: Do you approve or disapprove of the job JB Pritzker is doing handling the Coronavirus outbreak here in Illinois?
STRONGLY APPROVE 39.4%
SOMEWHAT APPROVE 21.5% [60.9%]
SOMEWHAT DISAPPROVE 9.9%
STRONGLY DISAPPROVE 25.0% [ 34.9%]
DON’T KNOW 4.1%
Q3: Do you support or oppose the current stay at home order in place here in Illinois?
STRONGLY SUPPORT 49.4%
SOMEWHAT SUPPORT 21.0% [70.4%]
SOMEWHAT OPPOSE 10.3%
STRONGLY OPPOSE 15.5% [25.8%]
DON’T KNOW 3.8%
Q4: Are you concerned that states might lift their stay at home orders too quickly, or too slowly?
TOO QUICKLY 54.9%
TOO SLOWLY 29.6%
DON’T KNOW 15.5%
Q5: Do you believe that small retail businesses should be allowed to open immediately, as long as they follow the same social distancing requirements that big box stores have to follow?
DON’T KNOW 12.6%
Q6: Do you believe that religious institutions should be allowed to open immediately, as long as they follow the same social distancing requirements that big box stores have to follow?
DON’T KNOW 11.3%
Q7: Thinking about the race for State Representative in November, if the election were held today, would you be more likely to vote for the Republican candidate or the Democratic candidate?
Republican Candidate 40.3%
Democratic Candidate 46.2%
Ogden & Fry conducted a seven-question poll for Get Illinois Right on Thursday May 7th, statewide regarding favorability of candidates and approval of executive handling of the Coronavirus Pandemic with 537 respondents. Respondents were selected by random sampling of likely 2020 General Election voters. The margin of error for this poll is +/- 4.32% at the 95% confidence interval.
Get Illinois Right is a political action committee run by GOP Rep. Keith Wheeler. Reps. Mark Batinick and Ryan Spain are proposing legislation to allow small businesses to reopen under social distancing guidelines.
*** UPDATE *** An April 27-May 4 Washington Post-Ipsos poll found that 71 percent of Illinoisans approve of Gov. Pritzker’s handling of the crisis. Just 27 percent disapproved.
The poll also had bad news for Georgia’s governor. 39 percent approved and 61 percent disapproved of his handling of the pandemic. That governor is trying to open faster than most others…
Abbott, DeSantis and Kemp face blowback for reopening their states on a faster schedule. Nationally, 56 percent of Americans say their state government has handled restrictions on businesses “about right,” with 28 percent saying restrictions have been lifted “too quickly” and 16 percent saying they have not been lifted quickly enough. But nearly half of Floridians (48 percent) and majorities in both Texas (59 percent) and Georgia (65 percent) say their state government is “lifting restrictions too quickly.”
The Georgia sample size was quite small, however, at just 219.