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Americans overwhelmingly support government reimbursing businesses suffering losses during a forced COVID-19 shutdown, according to a new Just the News Daily Poll with Scott Rasmussen. . . .

Rasmussen noted that he has asked similar questions in private research for various organizations. He said these results have shifted little over time but consistently reflect a sense of fairness rather than an economic or legal theory.

Just the News Daily Poll respondents were asked “Government orders forced many businesses to shut down. A proposal has been made for the government to reimburse companies for losses resulting from the shutdown. The funds would be used to retain or rehire employees impacted by the shutdown. Would you favor or oppose this proposal?” They responded as below:

  • 35% Strongly Favor
  • 45% Somewhat Favor
  • 7%   Somewhat Oppose
  • 4%   Strongly Oppose
  • 9%   Not Sure

The national survey of 1,200 registered voters was conducted July 16-18, 2020 by Rasmussen, a polling veteran. Margin of sampling error: +/- 2.8% for full sample. . . .

In order to see the entire demographic cross-tabulations for this polling question see links below:

https://justthenews.com/sites/default/files/2020-07/2020-07-21%20JTN%20Poll%20Crosstabs.pdf

https://justthenews.com/sites/default/files/2020-07/2020-July%2016-18%20JTN%20Poll%20Methodology%20%26%20Sample.pdf

(Excerpt from Just the News. Written by Carrie Sheffield. Photo from Unsplash. By Tim Mossholder.)

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Karen E.Kendrick
July 23, 2020

Maybe its the state governments who should help beings certain Governors such as in our state of Washington keep locking us down even though many counties have very little co
vid.
We had much in reserve which they used up and then nothing left for this kind of emergency..

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