33% Agree Coronavirus Lockdown Is Historic Assault on Civil Liberties
Politics continues to be a major defining factor when voters are asked about America’s response to the coronavirus. One-third of voters share U.S. Attorney General William Barr’s assessment that the resulting national lockdown is an unprecedented assault on civil liberties.
The latest Rasmussen Reports national telephone and online survey finds that 33% of Likely U.S. Voters agree with Barr’s statement last week that “…putting a national lockdown, stay at home orders, is like house arrest. Other than slavery which was a different kind of restraint, this is the greatest intrusion on civil liberties in American history.” Fifty-seven percent (57%) disagree, while 10% are not sure. (To see survey question wording, click here.)
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The survey of 1,500 Likely Voters was conducted September 17 and 21-22, 2020 by Rasmussen Reports. The margin of sampling error is +/- 2.5 percentage points with a 95% level of confidence. Field work for all Rasmussen Reports surveys is conducted by Pulse Opinion Research, LLC. See methodology.
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