The vast majority of Wisconsinites support the state’s mask mandate—a.k.a. the mandate that requires everyone over the age of 4 to wear a mask whenever they’re in public and indoors (except while they’re eating or drinking). There. The end. Don’t bother with the “both sides are equal and deserve equal coverage” thing the next time a dozen folks in Brookfield have a protest or whatever.
Ahem. Yes, according to a newly released Marquette Law School Poll, 69 percent of responding Wisconsin voters favor the mask mandate put in place by Gov. Tony Evers in late July. Twenty-nine percent of respondents disagree with the mandate.
Are there stark partisan and regional differences when it comes to opinions on masks? Of course there are. Only 43% of Republicans support the mask mandate, while a whopping 93% of Democrats support it. Eighty-three percent of folks living in the City of Milwaukee support wearing masks in public; that number drops to 60% for the rest of the state.
Republican lawmakers dutifully pissed and moaned about Evers’ order, but have yet to schedule a session to rescind it.
The poll contains a bunch of other goodies, including the Biden vs. Trump breakdown (49% for Biden, 44% for Trump). “The poll was conducted Aug. 4-9, 2020,” the poll states. “The sample included 801 registered voters in Wisconsin who were interviewed by cell phone or landline, with a margin of error of +/- 3.9 percentage points. There are 675 likely voters included in the poll, with a margin of error of +/- 4.2 percentage points.”
Read the full thing HERE. Here’s that kickass intro from M.A.S.K. again.