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New poll shows 85% approve of DeWine's handling of coronavirus – but more remain uncertain about reopening plan

As Ohio prepares for the first phase of its reopening process, a new poll shows many are still uncertain about the targeted May 1 date.
Ohio Governor Mike DeWine gives an update at MetroHealth Medical Center on the state's preparedness and education efforts to limit the potential spread of COVID-19, Thursday, Feb. 27, 2020 (AP Photo/Tony Dejak)

BEREA, Ohio (WKYC) -- As Ohio prepares for the first phase of its reopening process, a new poll shows many are still uncertain about the targeted May 1 date.

Baldwin Wallace released results of an in-depth poll Sunday that covers a variety of topics – many questions surrounding Gov. DeWine and his handling of the coronavirus crisis.

The poll was conducted online between April 20-25 with 797 “self-identified registered voters.”

Do you agree with Gov. DeWine’s plan to start reopening the economy on May 1?

  • Strongly disagree: 12.7 percent
  • Somewhat disagree: 26.7 percent
  • Somewhat agree: 31.6 percent
  • Strongly agree: 20 percent
  • Unsure: 9.1 percent

On May 1, do you think Gov. DeWine should reopen…

Daycares?

  • Yes: 19.5 percent
  • Not yet: 66.6 percent
  • Unsure: 13.9 percent

Playgrounds?

  • Yes: 27.9 percent
  • Not yet: 61.7 percent
  • Unsure: 10.5 percent

Restaurants?

  • Yes: 30.3 percent
  • Not yet: 55.9 percent
  • Unsure: 13.8 percent

All retail stores?

  • Yes: 35.9 percent
  • Not yet: 48 percent
  • Unsure: 16.1 percent

Hair and nail salons?

  • Yes: 33.6 percent
  • Not yet: 52.8 percent
  • Unsure: 13.6 percent

Places of worship?

  • Yes: 31.1 percent
  • Not yet: 56.9 percent
  • Unsure: 12 percent

Do you approve or disapprove of the way Gov. DeWine is handling COVID-19?

  • Strongly disapprove: 2.9 percent
  • Somewhat disapprove: 8.4 percent
  • Somewhat approve: 29.3 percent
  • Strongly approve: 55.7 percent
  • Unsure: 3.7 percent

Do you believe Gov. DeWine acted too quickly?

  • Acted too quickly: 6 percent
  • Acted at the appropriate time: 79.2 percent
  • Waited too long to act: 8.2 percent
  • Unsure: 6.5 percent

Have you supported or opposed Gov. DeWine’s stay-at-home order to prevent the spreading of COVID-19?

  • Strongly opposed: 3.1 percent
  • Somewhat opposed: 5.5 percent
  • Somewhat supported: 22.4 percent
  • Strongly supported: 66.3 percent
  • Unsure: 2.7 percent

Do you agree with Gov. DeWine’s decision to close K-12 schools through the end of the academic year?

  • Strongly disagree: 3.7 percent
  • Somewhat disagree: 5.3 percent
  • Somewhat agree: 20.7 percent
  • Strongly agree: 65.2 percent
  • Unsure: 5.1 percent

How much do you trust Gov. DeWine to provide accurate information on COVID-19?

  • A great deal: 54.7 percent
  • A fair amount: 35 percent
  • Not much: 5.3 percent
  • Not at all: 2.2 percent
  • Unsure: 2.7 percent

Who do you trust more when it comes to information about COVID-19: President Trump or Gov. DeWine?

  • President Trump: 12.2 percent
  • Gov. DeWine: 55.7 percent
  • Both equally: 24.3 percent
  • Neither: 3.9 percent
  • Unsure: 4 percent

You can see the full poll results in the document below: