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‘Overwhelming’ number of Ohio voters approve of Gov. DeWine’s stay-at-home restrictions, study shows

The empty world language room is shown at Orange High School in Pepper Pike. Ohio. Gov. Mike...
The empty world language room is shown at Orange High School in Pepper Pike. Ohio. Gov. Mike DeWine ordered all schools closed for three weeks beginning Monday. (AP Photo/Tony Dejak)(Tony Dejak | AP)
Updated: Mar. 26, 2020 at 1:09 PM EDT
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CLEVELAND, Ohio (WOIO) - Baldwin Wallace University conducted a study recently, polling voters from several Midwest states on how their governments have handled the response to the coronavirus crisis so far.

Some of the findings, according to Ohioans, include:

  • Majority of voters polled said they approve of Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine’s aggressive approach.
  • An overwhelming support was shown by poll takers for closing restaurants, schools, and non-essential businesses during the pandemic.
  • The majority of people questioned during the study believe the worst is yet to come.
  • Health care is the most important issue because of the uncertainty surrounding the coronavirus.
  • The economy is the second most important issue among people polled because of the effect of the COVID-19 crisis has had on personal finances.
  • The coronavirus is a “real threat,” according to the majority of voters, but Republicans who were questioned tend to say that the situation has been blown out of proportion.
  • President Trump’s favorability rating ranges near 47% in Ohio among voters who were polled.

The survey was conducted online among 1,025 self-identified registered voters in Ohio, as well as 997 in Michigan, 973 in Pennsylvania, and 822 in Wisconsin.

Click here for complete findings from the Baldwin Wallace University study, which was conducted in partnership with Oakland University and Ohio Northern University.

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