A new Rasmussen poll released on Monday revealed the majority of American voters think former President Donald Trump should receive more credit for the development of the COVID-19 vaccines.
“Eighty percent of Republican voters think Trump deserves more credit for the COVID-19 [Chinese coronavirus] vaccination program, as do 21 percent of Democrats and 53 percent of voters not affiliated with either major party,” according to the report.
“Seventy-one percent of Democrats believe Biden deserves more credit for the COVID-19 [Chinese coronavirus] vaccination program, but only 15 percent of Republicans and 32 percent of unaffiliated voters agree.”
The survey of 1,000 likely voters was conducted July 13-14 with a sampling error of +/- three percentage points.
Trump’s Operation Warp Speed provided substantial resources and budget that pushed vaccination development at an unprecedented speed in the release of the COVID-19 vaccines. The first vaccines were being rolled out before the end of 2020 when Trump was still in office.
Former Vice President Mike Pence told Breitbart News, “The fact that the Biden-Harris administration, that spent much of the campaign talking down a vaccine developed under the Trump-Pence administration, now has seen its way clear to ignore our administration’s efforts is disappointing but not surprising.”
The battle for credit over the vaccines and pandemic recovery will play an important role in both the upcoming 2022 midterms and the 2024 presidential election.