About 8 in 10 Voters Support a National Face Mask Mandate, Survey Finds

NEW YORK—According to a Hill-HarrisX poll late last month, an overwhelming majority of voters support the idea of a national face-covering or mask mandate. According to the poll, which was conducted July 26-27 among registered voters, 82 percent of respondents said they would support a national mandate to wear facial coverings, including 61 percent who “strongly” back the idea and 21 percent who "somewhat" support it, according to a report on the poll’s findings by The Hill. 

Only 18 percent of voters oppose a national mandate on masks, according to the survey’s findings.

In addition, according to the analysis of the findings, the face-covering idea has bipartisan support, with 93 percent of Democratic voters, 85 percent of independents and 66 percent of Republicans endorsing it.

"The idea of a national face mask mandate is supported by an overwhelming majority of voters and is less of a partisan issue than you would think," Dritan Nesho, chief researcher and chief executive at HarrisX, told Hill.TV. "Two-thirds of Republicans and over eight in 10 independents and nine in 10 Democrats are in favor of it," Nesho added.

The Hill-HarrisX poll was conducted online among 948 registered voters between July 26 and 27. It has a margin of error of plus or minus 3.18 percentage points.