Despite wall-to-wall corporate media coverage of anti-social distancing demonstrations in Michigan, Texas, and other parts of the U.S., new polling from CBS News shows that the vast majority of Americans oppose demands from the protesters who are demanding that U.S.\u0026nbsp;businesses be reopened as soon as possible despite the coronavirus pandemic.The survey,\u0026nbsp;which has a margin of error\u0026nbsp;of 2.5 points, found that 63% of the 2,112 respondents polled were concerned that the U.S. economy would reopen too quickly—not too slowly.The poll results come as some Republican governors are pushing to reopen states in the coming days. Georgia Gov. Brian Kemp said Monday he would allow some businesses to reopen on April 24, nearly a week before the state\u0026#039;s stay-at-home order officially ends. Atlanta Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms, a Democrat, urged residents on Wednesday to \u0022look at the science\u0022 and stay home despite Kemp\u0026#039;s order.Only 13% of respondents said they would return to public spaces in the next few weeks even if their cities and states encouraged them to by ordering restaurants and other businesses to reopen. As the death toll from COVID-19, the disease caused by the new coronavirus, approaches\u0026nbsp;43,000 in the U.S., 70% told CBS that social distancing must be the top priority for the country—not sending Americans back to work and daily life outside their homes, even though this may harm the economy in the short term.\u0026nbsp;Respondents across the political spectrum agreed that the economy should remain shut down, with 46% of Republicans opposing the anti-lockdown protesters versus 43% who supported them. Of Democrats, 82% opposed the protesters, joined by 62% of independents. Three in four respondents, including majorities of all three groups, said social distancing is effectively slowing down the spread of the virus.\u0026nbsp;News outlets have heavily covered demonstrations including \u0022Operation Gridlock\u0022 in Michigan, in which people created a traffic jam around the state capitol and called on Gov. Gretchen Whitmer to lift the state\u0026#039;s stay-at-home order.\u0026nbsp;About 4,000 people attended the demonstration, according to the Michigan State Police, while about 500 went to a similar protest in Sacramento on Monday.\u0026nbsp; \u0026nbsp;\u0026nbsp;Author Michael Booth urged journalists to keep in mind the widespread belief among Americans that social distancing must be maintained for the time-being when reporting on the anti-lockdown protests.If your stories on\u0026nbsp;lockdown protesters don\u0026#039;t mention that a vast majority of polled Americans\u0026nbsp;are very, very cautious about this virus, then you\u0026#039;re repeating Tea Party\u0026nbsp;mistakes: https://t.co/EcBiu2cWhx— Michael Booth (@mboothdenver) April 20, 2020As Common Dreams reported, \u0022Operation Gridlock\u0022 was organized not by concerned citizens at the grassroots level but by the\u0026nbsp;Michigan Conservative Coalition and the Michigan Freedom Fund, a group backed by President Donald Trump\u0026#039;s education secretary, Betsy DeVos.\u0022As was the case with the Tea Party movement,\u0022 reported the New York Times Wednesday, \u0022established national groups that generally align with the Republican Party have sought to fuel the protests, harnessing their energy in a manner that can increase their profiles and build their membership base and donor rolls.\u0022\u0026nbsp;Rather than reflecting widespread concerns about stay-at-home orders, Atlantic writer Amanda Mull wrote\u0026nbsp;on Twitter, the anti-lockdown protests are a product of powerful right-wing groups which are putting the lives of demonstrators at risk to serve corporate interests.\u0026nbsp;\u0022Turns out it\u0026#039;s kinda hard\u0026nbsp;to astroturf people into voluntarily catching the plague for capitalism,\u0022 Mull tweeted.