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Poll: Virginia voters say virus, not economy, most important

AP Poll-Virus Outbreak
Posted at 8:54 AM, Oct 26, 2020
and last updated 2020-10-26 08:54:35-04

FALLS CHURCH, Va. — A majority of Virginia voters responding to a recent poll think enacting restrictions to prevent the spread of the coronavirus is more important than removing restrictions to get the economy going.

Controlling the virus's spread, even if it hurts the economy, was viewed as the bigger priority by 62% of those responding to the October poll conducted by Hampton University and The Associated Press-NORC Center for Public Affairs Research.

Thirty-five percent of those polled said they preferred removing restrictions to help the economy, even if more people get the coronavirus.