72% of Florida voters don’t want social-distancing rules eased before May, new poll shows A large majority of Florida voters do not want the state to loosen social-distancing rules by the end of April. A Quinnipiac University Poll released Wednesday found 72% of Florida voters don’t want social-distancing rules eased before May, while 22% disagreed. Even more voters — 76% — don’t want the state’s economy opened until public health officials deem it safe to do so. Just 17% said the economy should be reopened even if public health officials warn against it. High concern Eight in 10 voters said they are concerned they or someone they know will be infected, and seven in 10 voters say they are concerned they or a family member will need to be hospitalized because of the coronavirus. Four in 10 Florida voters say they feel financially strapped because of the coronavirus crisis; almost six in 10 say they aren’t feeling an economic squeeze. Eight in 10 Florida voters believe people should wear masks or other facial coverings when they’re inside stores; 15% said that’s not necessary. The poll also found Florida voters do not expect the crisis to end soon: 49% expect the crisis to last a few months. 26% expect the crisis to last more than a year. 18% expect the crisis to last a few weeks.