According to a recent poll from Elon University, Governor Roy Cooper has way more support among Democrats for his mandate to wear masks in public.
Ninety-one percent of Democrats who responded to the survey -- versus 57% of Republicans -- support such a policy. But the poll results are less clear when it comes to reopening schools this fall.
The online poll asked more than 1,400 North Carolinians whether they support a full-time return to K-12 classes, a part-time return, or keeping students at home with online learning.
A full-time return had 34% support, part-time had 38%, and 29% support the stay-at-home option, according to Poll Director Jason Husser.
"This division was true in pretty much every sub-group," Husser said. "There was not a clear consensus favored among Democrats, Republicans, among men versus women."
Still, Husser said more Republicans, 46%, support a full-time return than Democrats, at 23%.