CALIFORNIA AND THE VIRUS
Among adults statewide
Trump: Do you approve or disapprove of the way President Donald Trump has responded to the coronavirus?
Newsom: Do you approve or disapprove of the way Governor Gavin Newsomhas responded to the coronavirus?
RON’S COMMENT: 52% of Republicans, 80% of Democrats and 51% of independents approve of the way Democrat Newsomhas responded to the coronavirus.
Open schools: In the fall, should California public schools in Kindergarten through 12th grade….
Not open at all: 21%
Open only for remote learning: 25%
Open for a “hybrid” school model: 34%
Open for in-person learning only: 10%
RON’S COMMENT: Only 10% of California voters favor opening K-12 schools for in-person learning and twice as many, 21%, oppose opening schools at all. Nearly six out of 10 prefer something in the middle…. Excerpts from poll report:
- 53% of California parents say if schools do open for in-person instruction, it should be in session for half days. 34% prefer full days.
- 33% of California adults say the decisions about if and how California schools reopen should be made by individual districts; 26% say the decisions should be made at the county or regional level; 22% say at the state level; just 11% say the decisions should be made nationally.
- 31% of California adults say high schools should not have any competitive sports programs this fall; 39% say only sports requiring very little contact between players should be permitted; 16% say a full range of high school sports should be offered. Among parents of high-school aged students, 27% say a full range of sports should be offered and 21% say no high school sports should take place.