By M.D. Kittle
MADISON — A new poll finds a majority of Americans believe the pandemic threat is lessening while a plurality of those surveyed think the Biden administration will tightly hold onto COVID mandates.
The poll, from Convention of States Action in partnership with renown pollster The Trafalgar Group, shows 63 percent of American voters surveyed believe the COVID-19 pandemic is getting less serious in the United States, while 26 percent say it’s getting more serious.
Meanwhile, 47 percent of voters believe President Biden and government health officials like Dr. Anthony Fauci do not want the COVID-19 restrictions and mandates to decrease as the actual threat diminishes. About 37 percent think Biden, Fauci and crew do want to ease the restrictions.
The survey of 1,000 likely 2022 election voters was conducted Oct. 7-10.
“Despite the fact that Big Media and Big Tech are working tirelessly to suppress the truth, this poll reveals that most Americans aren’t fooled in the least. They clearly see that the pandemic is on a downward trend, and they also understand that President Biden and Dr. Fauci have no intention of easing restrictions and mandates,” said Mark Meckler, president of Convention of States Action. “Americans working in airlines, hospitals, corporations and other sectors are actively resisting mandates because that’s what you do when you understand that a political agenda posing as science has nothing to do with science and everything to do with tyranny.”
As National Review’s Jim Geraghty reports, new COVID cases and deaths are declining significantly from what they were a month ago.
“The seven-day average of new daily cases, according to the CDC, is 67,763 — less than half what it was a month ago. The seven-day average of new daily deaths is 1,093 — still not great, but almost half what it was a month ago.”
And yet Biden doesn’t appear to be relenting on his sweeping restrictions. Last month the Democrat announced a looming COVID shot mandate for private businesses with more than 100 employees. The mandate is expected to come through an emergency order from the U.S. Department of Labor.
Nearly a month and a half later, the administration has released few details, but the order could reportedly come out as soon as this week.