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Marquette poll shows 72% of Wisconsinites in favor of masks despite political divide

Posted at 11:09 AM, Oct 08, 2020
and last updated 2020-10-08 12:53:04-04

The Marquette University Law School released a new poll Wednesday, Oct. 7 that found that 72% of Wisconsinites believe that masks should be required in public places.

According to the poll, 26% of people say no.

These numbers have shifted from the August poll, where the numbers were 69% yes and 29% no.

This comes after Wisconsin has seen record-breaking positive coronavirus cases the following week.

According to the Wisconsin Department of Health Services (DHS), Wisconsin has seen thousands of positive tests daily.

In efforts to slow down positive tests, DHS has been urging citizens to wear masks, stay home and physical distance when possible.

In September, Gov. Tony Evers extended a statewide mask mandate to last until Nov. 21.

With political divisions over the mask mandate, a Polk Co. judge heard arguments just this Monday on whether or not he should temporarily block Gov. Evers' emergency health declaration and mask mandate.

Republican legislative have openly gone against Gov. Evers saying he overstepped his authority by issuing the emergency order.

Despite the clear divide between Wis. lawmakers, the Marquette Poll shows the public is in fact, in favor of masks in public spaces.

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