Poll: 80 Percent Want People Returning to the U.S. From Ebola Hot-Zone Quarantined

No-brainer

27% say foreign travelers from West Africa shouldn't be allowed into the United States at all

washingtonpost
President Obama is doing reasonably well on this whole Ebola thing -- at least on the public relations front -- but another new poll suggests Americans want him to take actions that he has resisted so far.

The poll, from CBS News, shows a whopping 80 percent of people want American citizens and legal residents returning from West Africa to be quarantined until it is determined that they are Ebola-free. Another 17 percent think they should be allowed to enter the country if they are symptom-free at the time.


The poll, notably, did not specify just how long such people would need to be quarantined -- about 21 days -- or where they would be quarantined. (Such specifics could conceivably reduce support.)

The poll echoes a Washington Post-ABC News poll from earlier this week that showed support for restricting entry from those same countries at 70 percent.
CBS reports on the new poll-