It seems the Biden administration is relying on the assumption that the ridiculous proposed employer vaccine mandate has a lot of support from the American people since more folks are vaccinated than unvaccinated, but a new poll says that the president and his team are dead wrong.
The results from a survey conducted by Quinnipiac University found that a small majority of people, 51 percent, disapprove of the mandate, while almost half of that figure, 48 percent, agree it goes too far. Only 10 percent of likely voters actually stated the mandate doesn’t go far enough, while 39 percent said it was fine as is.
When those surveyed were pushed on specifics about the mandate, numbers shifted around a bit with 53 percent of respondents saying they approved and 46 percent standing firm on their previous disapproval.
Respondents actually held rather nuanced views. For example, 57% said healthcare workers should have to get the vaccine, but only 50% said employees of other private businesses, such as restaurants, should be made to do the same.
The same goes for requiring proof of vaccination. Fifty-three percent of respondents approved of airlines requiring proof of vaccination, while only 42% said the same of restaurants.
The biggest takeaway from this poll is that there’s no consensus on how the government should respond to COVID-19. Fifty-two percent of respondents said they view the COVID-19 vaccines as a matter of public health, while 43% said vaccination is an issue of personal freedom. If President Joe Biden is relying on the public’s support as a justification for his sweeping mandate, he needs to think again. The support just isn’t there.
The mandate is a violation of the Constitution. Our founding document, the law of the land, does not grant the president power to make a federal mandate concerning vaccinations. Period. He’s trying to usurp power and authority from the states and the people. We must not allow that to happen.
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