President Joe Biden and his administration has apparently been working under the delusion that the American people are going to be all gung-ho about his recent employer vaccine mandate since there are far more people vaccinated than unvaccinated, but a recently conducted poll says otherwise.
A new poll that was put out by Quinnipiac University found that a slight majority of 51 percent disapprove of the mandate, while almost half of that, 48 percent said that it goes too far.
There was only 10 percent that believe the mandate doesn’t go far enough, and 39 percent that think it’s perfect the way it is. When folks were pushed about the specifics, numbers moved around a little, with 53 percent approving and 46 percent remaining firm in their 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.
Of course we don’t support this mandate. It’s unconstitutional. It would certainly be nice if Biden would read the Constitution and, oh, I don’t know, actually obey what it says.