Several Republican senators have announced they will not be present to renominate President Donald Trump at the Republican National Convention.
The new poll comes from Trump's favorite pollster.
The GOP lawmakers' strategy echoes earlier attempts in some states to curb the powers of Democratic governors. But this round comes with added health and political risk.
In a letter to Gov. Mike DeWine, one lawmaker wrote: "No government can stop death, no matter how hard we try.”
The surgeon general has recommended every state do so to reduce spread of the coronavirus.
Despite repeated warnings from health officials about the dangers of lifting social distancing restrictions, President Trump is now signaling that he may go against their advice and prioritize the economy.
Republican Sen. Richard Burr dumped as much as $1.7 million in stock ahead of the coronavirus-driven downturn.