Newly released polling data suggests that Democrats are not happy with those who have not yet been vaccinated.
Rasmussen and Heartland Institute released polling data Thursday showing that while fewer than 50% of Americans support the COVID vaccine mandate on private companies, Democrats are much more in favor. Some are even open to “harsher measures.”
“While many voters have become skeptical toward the federal government’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic, a majority of Democrats embrace restrictive policies, including punitive measures against those who haven’t gotten the COVID-19 vaccine,” Rasmussen said. “A new Heartland Institute and Rasmussen Reports national telephone and online survey finds that 48% of voters favor President Joe Biden’s plan to impose a COVID-19 vaccine mandate on the employees of large companies and government agencies. That includes 33% who Strongly Favor the mandate. Forty-eight percent (48%) are opposed to Biden’s vaccine mandate, including 40% who Strongly Oppose the mandate.”
Democrats, though, are eager to enforce the mandate.
“The even split among voters is the result of deep partisan divisions,” Rasmussen said. “While 78% of Democratic voters support the Biden administration’s COVID-19 vaccine mandate plan, only 22% of Republicans and 41% of voters not affiliated with either major party support the vaccine mandate. And many Democrats would support even harsher measures, including fines for Americans who won’t get the COVID-19 vaccine and criminal punishment for vaccine critics.”
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