Despite the toll Massachusetts' shutdown has taken on residents, most people still support the social isolation measures, according to a new Suffolk University/WGBH News/Boston Globe poll published Tuesday. The statewide survey found that 85 percent of respondents backed Governor Charlie Baker's decision to extend the stay-at-home advisory and non-essential business closures until at least May 18.

David Paleologos, the lead pollster for Suffolk University, told Jim Braude of WGBH News’ Greater Boston on Monday that he was surprised by the results of the poll.

“I thought people’s wicks would’ve been short and burnt out by now but it’s absolutely the opposite. People have a long wick and they’re hunkered down,” he said.