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Poll: Canadians Say Border With US Should Stay Closed for Now

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A man rides a bicycle as he prepares to enter Canada at a very quiet Douglas-Peace Arch border crossing in Surrey, British Columbia, Wednesday, March 18, 2020. The Canada-U.S. border will be closed to non-essential traffic in both directions "by mutual consent," to contain the COVID-19 pandemic. (Darryl Dyck/The Canadian Press via AP)

By    |   Tuesday, 19 May 2020 09:49 AM EDT

Eighty-three percent of Canadians say the border with the United States should remain closed for the time being due to the coronavirus, a new poll by DART & maru/BLUE reveals.

Seventeen percent say it is time for the border to reopen to non-commercial traffic.

Here is how the poll results, detailed by the National Post, break down:

  • 22% said they would be okay with border controls loosening if there were strict regulations on face masks and physical distancing.
  • 25% said the border should reopen “soon and carefully” with visitors receiving temperature checks.
  • 24% believe there should first be proof visitors are vaccinated against COVID-19 even though there is no vaccine at the present time.
  • 23% believe the border should be shut indefinitely to any visitor traffic between Canada and the United States.
  • 12% said they would actually cross the border once it reopens.

The poll, conducted May 13, surveyed 1,512 Canadians. It has a margin of error of plus or minus 3.9 percentage points.

Jeffrey Rodack

Jeffrey Rodack, who has nearly a half century in news as a senior editor and city editor for national and local publications, has covered politics for Newsmax for nearly seven years.

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Eighty-three percent of Canadians say the border with the United States should remain closed for the time being due to the coronavirus, a new poll by DART & maru/BLUE reveals.
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