A new poll from the Heartland Institute and Rasmussen Reports surveyed 1,016 U.S. “likely voters” on Jan. 5. The eye-opening poll detailed the lengths to which a large swath of Democratic voters would go to punish fellow Americans for being unvaccinated against COVID-19.
The survey found that Republican and Democrat voters have completely polar opposite opinions on Dr. Anthony Fauci – chief medical advisor to President Joe Biden. The poll noted that 75% of likely Democratic voters had a favorable view of Fauci versus only 21% of Republicans and 38% of unaffiliated voters.
An alarming 48% of Democrats believe that the government should fine and even imprison anyone who questions the COVID-19 vaccine’s efficacy on social media, television, radio, or in publications. Meanwhile, only 14% of Republicans and 18% of independent voters say there should be criminal punishments for criticizing the vaccines.
When it comes to COVID-19 policies, nearly half (47%) of Democratic voters favor a government tracking program for anyone who is unvaccinated against COVID-19. There are 66% of all voters who are against governments utilizing digital devices to track people during the COVID-19 pandemic.
According to the survey, 55% of Democrats are in favor of the government fining Americans who do not get the COVID-19 vaccine, compared to just 19% of Republicans. There are 29% of Democratic voters who support removing children out of the custody of unvaccinated parents, while only 7% of Republicans are in favor of this punitive measure.
The poll revealed that 59% of likely Democratic voters want the government to enact a policy requiring unvaccinated Americans to be confined to their homes at all times, except for emergencies. Meanwhile, 79% of Republicans and 71% of unaffiliated voters oppose such severe actions.
There are 45% of Democrats who call for the government to round up citizens who are not vaccinated against COVID-19 and force them into “designated facilities.” Among voters who have a “very favorable” opinion of President Biden, 51% are in favor of putting unvaccinated Americans in designated facilities. The proposal to require unvaccinated people to be put into special camps is opposed by 71% of all voters and 95% of voters who have a “very unfavorable” impression of Biden.
But it isn’t just polls that show the Democrats’ desire to confine unvaccinated Americans in their homes. An opinion piece written in the Salt Lake Tribune openly calls for the military to enforce absolute confinement for unvaccinated citizens.
The Salt Lake Tribune Editorial Board penned an article titled “Utah leaders have surrendered to COVID pandemic” on Saturday. The editorial board calls on Utah Gov. Spencer Cox (R) to use the National Guard to confine unvaccinated Utahns to their homes, and would not allow them outside, even to go to the grocery store.
“We might have headed off omicron with a herd immunity-level of vaccinations, but that would have required a vaccination mandate, which our leaders refused,” the article reads.
“Were Utah a truly civilized place, the governor’s next move would be to find a way to mandate the kind of mass vaccination campaign we should have launched a year ago, going as far as to deploy the National Guard to ensure that people without proof of vaccination would not be allowed, well, anywhere,” writes the Salt Lake Tribune Editorial Board.