A new poll shows 48 percent of Democratic voters support fines or jail time for those who question the effectiveness of COVID vaccines, and 59 percent support the idea of the federal government restricting 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.”
A national survey from The Heartland Institute and Rasmussen Reports says respondents who claimed to be Democrats supported a sort of house arrest for the unvaccinated, among other punishments and deterrents.https://t.co/wZHm0DE5bV
— KRCG 13 (@KRCG13) January 18, 2022
Fine Or Prison For Questioning Vaccines
In addition to supporting fines or imprisonment for those who question vaccines, Democrats were also almost evenly divided (47%-46%) on the need to require unvaccinated citizens to use a smartphone app or wearable device that tracks them to ensure they are quarantined or socially distanced from others.
In contrast, Republican voters disapprove of fining unvaccinated Americans (75-19%), putting them under house arrest (79-19%), or fining or imprisoning those who question vaccination (81-14%).
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The Rasmussen poll also found that Democrats are very positive (75%) about the Biden administration’s chief infectious disease expert, Dr. Anthony Fauci, and support a presidential mandate to vaccinate (78%) 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.
59% of Democrats support putting unvaccinated people on house arrest and 48% think people who question the vaccine only should be jailed.
This is who we’re supposed to be playing nice with?
— Lauren Boebert (@laurenboebert) January 17, 2022
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.”
Kamala, if you support Black people losing their jobs for being unvaccinated, DON’T SAY ONE WORD today about Dr. Martin Luther King and what he stood for.
— Lavern Spicer (@lavern_spicer) January 17, 2022
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.