As the Biden administration and liberal city and state leaders move toward mandatory vaccinations, a new poll finds the American people are overwhelmingly against compulsory COVID-19 shots.
The poll, a partnership between Convention of States and The Trafalgar Group, finds 72 percent of Americans surveyed reject vaccine mandates. A majority of Democrats (59 percent) say getting the shot should be a personal choice, to go along with 87 percent of Republicans and 67 percent of Independents who feel the same.
“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 influencers and celebrities on every possible communication platform are having one profound effect on the public. It’s all backfiring, ” said Mark Meckler, President of Convention of States Action.
Results are from surveys conducted July 12-13 of over 1,000 likely 2022 election voters.
The poll found nearly 22 percent of Americans support mandatory COVID-19 vaccinations, including one-third of Democrats surveyed.
On Tuesday, Biden announced he’s mulling over a vaccination requirement for federal workers.
“That is under consideration right now, but if you’re not vaccinated, you’re not nearly as smart as I thought you were,” Biden said during a visit to the Office of the Director of National Intelligence.
New York City has issued a mandate for its public workers, and California is requiring state employees provide proof of vaccination. The orders come amid an increase in COVID-19 cases and rising concern that the so-called delta variant could again overwhelm health care systems.
But the long arm of government overreach isn’t sitting well with a lot of Americans.
“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?” Meckler said.