A new poll shows 48 percent of Democrat voters support fines or prison time for those who question the efficacy of COVID vaccines, while 59 percent support the federal government confining unvaccinated Americans to their homes.
“While many voters have become skeptical toward the federal government’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic, a majority of Democrats embrace restrictive policies, including punitive measures against those who haven’t gotten the COVID-19 vaccine,” according to Rasmussen.
The survey shows Democrats favor federal or state-imposed fines (55-34%) and home confinement (59-36%) for the unvaccinated.
They also, by a 48 to 46 percent margin, support “a proposal for federal or state governments to fine or imprison individuals who publicly question the efficacy of the existing COVID-19 vaccines on social media, television, radio, or in online or digital publications.”
Aside from supporting fines or prison time for those who question the vaccines, Democrats also are nearly evenly split (47-46%) when it comes to requiring unvaccinated citizens to use a smartphone app or wearable device that tracks them to ensure they are quarantined or socially distancing from others.
By contrast, Republican voters disapprove of fining unvaccinated Americans (75-19%), confining them to their homes (79-19%), or leveling fines or prison time for those who question the vaccine (81-14%).
The Rasmussen poll also shows Democrats have a very favorable view (75%) of the Biden administration’s top infectious diseases expert, Dr. Anthony Fauci, and support the President’s vaccine mandate (78%) on employees of large companies and government agencies.
The Supreme Court last week blocked the vaccine mandate for large businesses but allowed a mandate requiring health care workers at facilities receiving federal funds to be vaccinated.
The left’s support for forced behavior when it comes to the COVID-19 vaccines is startling, if not surprising, and is an affront to all Americans.
A New York Times report from July shows that those holding off on the vaccines aren’t simply white conservatives, as portrayed by the mainstream media, but also include a group that “tend to be a more diverse and urban … including many younger people, Black and Latino Americans, and Democrats.”
The Rasmussen poll shows that Democrats, though opposing the idea overall, are more likely to support parents losing custody of their children if they do not get them vaccinated.
29% support the notion, while just 7% of Republicans and 11% who describe themselves politically as ‘other’ agree.
There was a time not all that long ago when the political left in America claimed to be fighting fascism in the form of former President Donald Trump.
This poll shows they are morphing into a party that supports forcible suppression of opposition to their beliefs and ideology.
It is truly frightening that such a group currently holds the majority in both Houses of Congress and are being led by a White House that fully embraces such authoritarianism.
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