Coronavirus worries top of mind for most Georgia voters, exit polls show
By Scott Clement and Emily Guskin
About 7 in 10 voters in early exit polls for the Georgia Senate runoffs said they were “worried” that someone in their family would get the coronavirus and about half said the virus has caused them financial hardship, according to preliminary exit polls conducted by Edison Research. But for about 4 in 10, that hardship was “moderate,” and roughly 1 in 6 said it caused “severe” financial hardship.
Georgia voters narrowly said that containing the coronavirus is more important than rebuilding the economy. About half of them said in the early exit polls that it was more important to contain the coronavirus, even if it hurts the economy, while a slightly smaller share said it was more important to rebuild the economy even if it hurt efforts to control the coronavirus. Those opinions are quite similar to those of general election voters in November, among whom 51 percent prioritized containing the virus at the possible expense of the economy, while 44 percent said it was more important to rebuild the economy.