New Poll Shows the Extent of Punishment Democrats Find Appropriate for ‘The Unvaccinated’

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Results from a little-noticed poll released last week by Rasmussen Reports and the Heartland Institute shows just how far Democrats are willing to go to inflict pain on “the unvaccinated.” The measures are positively Orwellian.

By a wide margin, Democratic voters were A-OK with stunningly harsh punishments for those who either refuse to take the vaccine or who openly criticize them. 

Participants were asked if they would favor or oppose “a proposal for federal or state governments to fine … individuals who publicly question the efficacy of the existing COVID-19 vaccines on social media, television, radio, or in online or digital publications.” 

Fifty-five percent of Democratic voters said they would support such a measure, compared to 19 percent of Republicans and 25 percent of unaffiliated voters.

Another question asked if voters would favor imprisonment for public criticism of the vaccines. Support among Democrats was a whopping 48 percent. Fourteen percent of Republicans and 18 percent of unaffiliated voters favored criminal punishment. 

An amazing 59 percent of Democrats “would favor a government policy requiring that citizens remain confined to their homes at all times, except for emergencies,” for refusing the vaccination. Just 21 percent of Republicans and 29 percent of unaffiliated voters would back home confinement for the unvaccinated.

Forty-five percent of Democrats would support “requiring citizens to temporarily live in designated facilities” if they remain unvaxxed. In other words, internment camps. 

Seventy-one percent of all voters would oppose this policy. Seventy-eight percent of Republicans and 64 percent of unaffiliated voters, say they would strongly oppose this measure. 

When it comes to the government’s use of “digital devices [a smart phone app or wearable device] to track unvaccinated people to ensure that they are quarantined or socially distancing from others,” 47 percent of Democrats were all in favor.

Overall, two-thirds of likely voters were against this policy.

The survey asked, “Would you strongly favor, somewhat favor, somewhat oppose or strongly oppose a proposal to temporarily remove parents’ custody of their children if parents refuse to take the COVID-19 vaccine?”

Shockingly, 29 percent of Democratic voters said they’d support it. This is a rather draconian measure by anyone’s standards and the fact that even 29 percent are okay with it speaks volumes about their corruptibility. 

Just 7 percent and 11 percent of Republicans and unaffiliated voters, respectively, were in favor of taking children away from their unvaccinated parents.

Seventy-five percent of Democrats, 21 percent of Republicans and 38 percent of unaffiliated voters have a favorable opinion of Dr. Fauci.

Participants were asked their opinion of the Biden Administration’s vaccine mandate for government agencies and companies with 100 or more employees.

Predictably, 78 percent of Democrats favor the mandate, while 22 percent of Republicans and 41 percent of unaffiliated voters support it.

Chris Talgo, senior editor and research fellow at The Heartland Institute, which commissioned this poll, said, “After two excruciatingly long years, likely voters are beginning to question the federal government’s handling of the pandemic.”

He added that the mandates “seem less about stopping the spread of COVID-19 and more about increasing the power of the federal government. When asked about several other potential strategies, such as fining those who refuse to get vaccinated, the consensus among likely voters is that the federal government should do less, not more.”

This national telephone and online survey of 1,016 likely voters was conducted on Jan. 5 and released on Jan. 13. (Note: The margin of sampling error is +/- 3 percentage points with a 95% level of confidence.)


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