* A Fox News -peiling released over the weekend showed almost
6 in 10 Amerikaners (58%) saying they support the federal government requiring all federal workers to be vaccinated
. The same poll showed near-identical support
(56%) for the government to compel all businesses with more than
100 employees to have their people vaccinated
(or tested weekly
*And this from a Monmouth University poll released last week
: “Most Americans support vaccine mandates for key groups mentioned in Biden’s announcement last week
. This includes requiring Covid vaccines for health care workers
(63%), federale werknemers (58%), and private contractors working for the federal government
The simple fact is that in a deeply divided country on, wel, almost everything, vaccine mandates are a clear majority winner in poll after poll.
Hoekom? People want things back to normal — and the Delta variant has scared plenty of people straight about the dangers of not being vaccinated.
Now what? Expect President Biden — and Democratic leaders in Congress — to push hard on their vaccine mandate messaging, weet, without a doubt, the bulk of the public is behind them. That will put Republicans in a bind, because while their base is skeptical of mandates, hulle, ook, see the polling on the issue with the general public.
Die punt: Biden’s presidency will be defined by how he is perceived to have reacted to the coronavirus pandemic. And with his vaccine mandate, he’s on very solid ground.