President Joe Biden announced a Jan. 4 deadline for the new federal vaccine mandate, but new polls show Americans are not totally in favor of firing those who resist.
The latest polling from Rasmussen shows that 52% of Americans support those who would resist the mandate.
“More than half of voters support workers refusing to comply with mandatory vaccination against COVID-19, and believe that firing workers for non-compliance would hurt the U.S. economy,” Rasmussen said. “The latest Rasmussen Reports national telephone and online survey finds that 52% of Likely U.S. Voters say they support workers refusing to comply with workplace requirements to get COVID-19 vaccines. Thirty-eight percent (38%) don’t support workers resisting the mandates, while 10% are not sure.”
Biden had announced the mandate in September but set the deadline for the rule, which is expected to affect 100 million Americans. (Story continues below.)
“As we’ve seen with businesses – large and small – across all sectors of our economy, the overwhelming majority of Americans choose to get vaccinated,” Biden said. “There have been no ‘mass firings’ and worker shortages because of vaccination requirements. Despite what some predicted and falsely assert, vaccination requirements have broad public support.”
Critics though, push back on those claims and say firings have not occurred because we have not yet hit the deadline.
“Biden’s tyrannical vaccine mandate goes into effect on January 4th,” said Matt Walsh. “We’re fighting back at the Daily Wire. We made a difference in Virginia and we can win here too. Lawsuit was filed this morning. You can talk all you want but it means nothing if you still comply. We won’t.”