Wednesday, May 27, 2020

Poll: NYers worry about reopening too quickly

By a margin of 65-32 percent, voters say moving too quickly to loosen stay-at-home orders  is a bigger danger than moving too slowly to loosen those orders. The concern is that reopening could spread the virus faster, resulting in more lives being lost, resulting in a worse economic impact and more jobs being lost.

That’s according to a new Siena College Poll of registered New York State voters released today.

Other findings include:

75% of NYers Think We Will Face Another Large COVID-19 Outbreak in the Fall; Yet, 64% of New Yorkers Think it Likely School Will Open in September

While 38% Say Legislature Should Resume Session, 55% Say There Will Be Time for Legislature to Reconvene After Crisis Has Subsided

Cuomo Ratings Fall from Record Highs but Remain Strong; Small Plurality Gives Cuomo Negative Rating on Addressing Needs of Nursing Homes

The full release and more indepth findings can be found here:

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2 Responses

  1. Wallace Elton says:

    I saw no masks other than my own at a Northway rest area near Glens Falls on Tuesday despite the illuminated sign saying to wear a facemask in public places. Reverting to old ways?

    • Boreas says:


      Some people will never accept a new normal, especially with leaders who refuse to do the same. Facemask protocols are primarily to keep an undiagnosed carrier from spreading droplets. Facemasks aren’t very effective at protecting the individual wearing the mask – so we should be doing it to protect others, not ourselves. Many people selfishly refuse to accept this temporary and relatively minimal intrusion into their perceived liberty, even though it is a key part of our reopening guidelines. Feel free to speak to individuals who flout the guidelines. You have rights as well. Public shaming can be an effective tool, and ignoring the situation will quickly lead to more people not wearing them which will only prolong recovery.

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