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DFL Party Statement on Poll Showing MN Supports Governor Walz’s Safety Measures


Today, the Star Tribune, MPR, and KARE 11 released a poll finding extremely widespread support for the public safety measures enacted by the Walz administration to protect Minnesotans from the worldwide COVID-19 outbreak.

The poll found that a sizable majority of Minnesotans, 57%, supported the Stay at Home Order enacted by Governor Walz while another 9% expressed support for further safety measures. Only 32% expressed their opposition to these public safety precautions.

Taken together, 66% of Minnesotans support a response to COVID-19 that centers the health and well-being of the people of Minnesota. Additionally, roughly 74% of Minnesotans have personally worn masks when leaving their homes in the past week, a safety precaution that Republican elected officials have largely spurned.

Ken Martin, Chairman of the Minnesota DFL Party, released the following statement: 

“The people of Minnesota have once again made it abundantly clear that they support Governor Walz’s tireless efforts to protect the health and well-being of Minnesotans everywhere. Despite efforts made by Minnesota Republicans to politicize this public health crisis, denigrates experts, and spread conspiracy theories, the people of Minnesota understand the dangers our state and our nation faces right now.

“In the absence of any real plan from President Trump, Governor Walz is leading Minnesota through this crisis with strength, empathy, and with a relentless focus on the safety of Minnesotans throughout our great state.”