Poll: San Antonians More Worried About Lifting Coronavirus Rules Too Soon Than Too Late

click to enlarge Workers at the Freeman Coliseum coronavirus testing site wave motorists through. - COURTESY PHOTO / SAN ANTONIO FIRE DEPARTMENT
Courtesy Photo / San Antonio Fire Department
Workers at the Freeman Coliseum coronavirus testing site wave motorists through.
Bexar County voters, on a 2-to-1 margin, are more worried about social distancing rules ending too early than too late, according to a Bexar Facts poll released Tuesday.

According to the survey, 56% of likely Bexar voters said they're more worried that social distancing measures will be removed too quickly. Just 28% said they're more concerned with continued economic damage from those policies.

The poll was conducted from April 16 to April 20, about a week before Texas Gov. Greg Abbott unveiled a plan to reopen many business starting this Friday.

Abbott's order comes before the expected peak of COVID-19 cases in the state, and he maintains that it supersedes municipal stay-at-home ordinances enacted by San Antonio and other Texas cities.

Almost 60% of survey respondents said they think the “worst is yet to come” with regard to the pandemic. Just 31% said they think the worst is over.

FM3 Research conducted the poll both online and via phone. KSAT News and the Rivard Report partnered on the project.

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