A recent poll on whether the government should mandate COVID-19 vaccination yielded results that will certainly frustrate Democrats who have advocated for such requirements, as just over seven out of 10 respondents indicating that acceptance of the shots must remain a personal decision, as The Federalist reports.
The survey, conducted by the Trafalgar Group and Convention of States Action, asked 1,000 voters likely to participate in the 2022 midterm elections for their thoughts on vaccine mandates, and over 71% of respondents indicated that immunizations of this sort should not be made compulsory by the government.
Notably, nearly 90% of Republicans expressed opposition to vaccine mandates, with 67% of those classified as independent voters also standing firm against required shots. In what is surely a blow to the left, almost 60% of those who identified as Democrats also declared vaccines to be a personal choice and not something the state should force on its citizens.
Mark Meckler of Convention of States Action declared, “These numbers reveal that hundreds of millions of social media messages, a constant stream of propaganda from the press, paid TV and radio ad campaigns coast-to-coast, daily hammering from Biden administration officials, and cajoling from influences and celebrities on every possible communication platform. …It’s all backfiring.”
Underscoring the inherent contradictions from Democrats when it comes to the concept of forcing a medical decision on the public, Meckler continued, “Americans have never taken kindly to being told what to do, and they are not going to start now. After being told ‘my body, my choice’ for nearly five decades by the same crowd now hypocritically pushing mandates, is it any wonder the public isn’t on board?”
During a conversation with Steve Deace of BlazeTV earlier this week, Meckler added that the poll revealed that “the American people still by and large, including Democrats, are people who think for themselves. They’re not listening to the hundreds of millions of posts on social media pushed by Facebook and all these other tyrannical oligarchs, they’re listening to their own judgment and they trust their own judgment.”
The Biden administration and Democrats behind the drive for mass vaccination are surely stymied by the significant slowing in the number of vaccine doses administered daily across the country, with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention noting that just under 49% of Americans are considered fully vaccinated, and roughly 56% have had at least one vaccine dose.
As COVID-19 cases have been on the rise in recent weeks due to the emergence of the Delta variant in regions across the country, the White House has renewed its efforts to achieve higher levels of vaccination, controversially calling on social media platforms such as Facebook to do more to combat what the administration deems “misinformation” about the shots in a sort of unconstitutional “censorship by proxy.”
Though French President Emmanuel Macron apparently felt sufficiently emboldened to make a recent decision mandating vaccine passports for any citizen of his country who wishes to dine in a restaurant, visit a shopping mall, or make use of public transportation, the Trafalgar survey offers encouraging signs that Americans are vehemently determined to fight back against such egregious encroachments on civil liberties on our shores.