ATLANTA, Georgia (LifeSiteNews) – A new national poll shows that the vast majority of Americans resolutely oppose vaccine mandates, regardless of party affiliation.
The poll was produced by the Trafalgar Group, in conjunction with Convention of States Action, and demonstrated an overwhelming rejection of vaccine mandates by over 71 percent of participants.
The Trafalgar Group’s national survey was conducted between July 12 and 13, with 1077 respondents, 71.4 percent of whom said that taking a COVID vaccine should “be a personal choice.” 21.8 percent said that this vaccination ought to be mandatory, and 6.8 percent of respondents were unsure.
Breaking down the poll, Trafalgar revealed that a majority of those who vote Democrat and those who vote Republican both lean against vaccine mandates, with 58.7 percent of the former group favoring personal choice, and a massive 87.3 percent of Republican voters rejecting vaccine requirements. A small majority of respondents affiliated themselves with the Republican party, weighting the overall results more strongly against vaccine mandates.
33 percent of Democrat voters said they would like to see vaccines mandated while only 7.2 percent of Republicans shared that view. More Democrat than Republican voters reported being “unsure” which side to fall on, 8.4 percent to 5.5 percent respectively.
67.2 percent of those who stated no party affiliation voted in favor of the freedom to choose to be vaccinated, with 26.5 percent saying they should be mandatory, and 6.3 percent remaining unsure.
It's official: Joe Biden has announced that his Administration will be forcing COVID vaccinations on nearly 1/3rd of American citizens, blatantly disregarding the personal objections of millions of people and moving America ever closer towards a medical dictatorship.
We cannot stand for this unprecedented overreach, and we will not submit to Biden's tyrannical public coercion efforts.
Please SIGN this urgent petition informing the President that you will NOT comply with these unconstitutional vaccine mandate orders issued by the Biden Administration, and that elected officials should act in their capacity to block these intrusive demands.
On Thursday, September 9th, Joe Biden announced the latest round of federal orders meant to further coerce large swaths of the public into getting the COVID vaccine -- many against their will.
While the legal standing of these measures is, at best, dubious, the Biden Administration appears more ready than ever to gut our individual rights and practically erase medical autonomy in our country.
This latest escalation in overreach was announced via a televised speech in which Biden outlined a new "six-point plan" that includes far more than just six avenues to achieve mass medical compliance.
Among the most egregious new federal mandates are the following:
- A requirement that all private businesses employing more than 100 people mandate their workers get the Covid-19 vaccine or submit to weekly testing (to be implemented by way of a new Department of Labor rule)
- A requirement that all federal employees and federal contractors get the COVID vaccine
- A requirement that all healthcare workers in facilities that receive reimbursement from Medicare and/or Medicaid (an estimated 17 million) get the Covid-19 vaccine without an alternative testing option
- A requirement that all Head Start teachers get the COVID vaccine
- A federal effort to lobby states to implement vaccine mandates for all school employees, and require regular testing of all students and school staff
- A federal effort to lobby entertainment venues to require proof of vaccination or testing in order to grant entry to the public
- A continuation of mask mandates on all federal properties and during interstate travel (i.e. planes, trains, buses)
All in all, these new vaccine mandates, which will go into effect within the coming weeks, will affect an estimated 100 million American workers -- 2/3rds of the entire workforce!
And, according to an administration official, violations of these unconstitutional requirements could result in fines of up to $14,000.
While this is clearly a political ploy on the part of the Joe Biden and his team of power-hungry Washington insiders to shift the focus from their disastrous withdrawal from Afghanistan, the American public knows better: After nearly a year and a half's worth of arbitrary, ever-changing, and unconstitutional government mandates in response to the COVID outbreak, it was always a given that the Biden Administration would ramp things up even further when it behooved them.
And now, it would seem that time has officially come.
"This is not about freedom or personal choice," Biden uttered in his remarks, confirming his administration's blatant dismissal of all Americans' right(s) to accept or decline the experimental Covid-19 vaccine.
This is a stunning reversal from Biden's declaration last December that "I don’t think [the vaccine] should be mandatory, I wouldn’t demand it to be mandatory."
In fact, Biden even confirmed his intention to flout states' rights in the process, warning that "If these governors won’t help us beat the pandemic I’ll use my power as president to get them out of the way."
These are not the words of an "empathetic" leader; these are the words of an aspiring dictator. And, for the time being, the only way to stop Joe Biden's tyranny is through mass noncompliance.
As we've said from the beginning, science, basic logic, and common sense should dictate policy regarding COVID and the Delta variant.
But Joe Biden and the federal government have long abandoned those principles throughout this crisis, culminating into this disturbing yet inevitable flurry of intrusive vaccine mandates that use people's jobs, individual autonomy, and livelihood as leverage.
This assault on our individual rights, private businesses, and American workers cannot be tolerated, and the easiest way to combat these unlawful orders is to just say NO.
Please SIGN and SHARE this most important petition letting Joe Biden know that you will NOT comply with the unconstitutional medical demands being made by this administration, and that action should be taken to block any intrusive action against working Americans and private employers.
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Mark Meckler, President of Convention of States Action, commented on the poll, saying that the results “reveal that hundreds of millions of social media messages, a constant stream of propaganda from the press, paid TV and radio ad campaigns coast-to-coast, daily hammering from Biden Administration officials, and cajoling from influencers and celebrities on every possible communication platform are having one profound effect on the public. It’s all backfiring.”
Meckler added that “Americans have never taken kindly to being told what to do, and they are not going to start now,” arguing that “[a]fter being told ‘my body, my choice’ for nearly five decades by the same crowd now hypocritically pushing mandates, is it any wonder the public isn’t on board?”
Since the July poll was conducted, President Joe Biden has announced a sweeping vaccine mandate, ordering government agencies and private businesses with over 100 employees to require COVID-19 vaccination of their staff or face hefty penalties.
Trafalgar, again in conjunction with Convention of States Action, subsequently polled voters on whether they believe Biden has the constitutional authority to impose such a mandate on businesses, discovering that the majority of Americans do not believe the president holds this power.
Trafalgar conducted the survey between September 10 and 12, finding that, among its 1098 respondents, 58.6 percent said “no” to Biden being able to impose vaccine requirements on employers to their own employees. 29.7 percent said the president does have this power and 11.7 percent said they were “not sure.”
Unlike with mandating vaccination against COVID-19 in general, where there was largely agreement among Democrat and Republican voters, on Biden’s authority to mandate the jabs for businesses there was a much greater disparity in responses across the aisle.
In fact, a majority of Democrat voters polled, 54.9 percent, said that Biden does have the constitutional authority “to force private businesses to require vaccine mandates for employees.” 27 percent answered no to the same question, and 18.1 percent were not sure whether he has the authority.
Conversely, the vast majority of Republican voters in the survey, 83.5 percent, said that Biden does not have the authority to demand employers to mandate the COVID shots. Only 10.7 percent said that he could impose such a mandate, and 5.8 percent reported being unsure.
Those with no party affiliation also voted strongly against the notion that Biden has the authority to impose his vaccine mandate on businesses, with 68.2 percent saying the president is constitutionally unable to do so. 21 percent of this group said that Biden can impose the mandate and 10.9 percent reported being unsure.
Almost immediately following Biden’s announcement, many Republican state governors and attorneys general voiced their opposition to the president’s edict, declaring his actions as “unconstitutional” and a “power grab.”
Poll participants were asked whether they supported the efforts of governors who openly opposed Biden on the vaccination diktat, and whether Biden sets a dangerous precedent “that could be abused by future presidents.”
The majority of respondents agreed with the efforts of governors to oppose Biden on mandating businesses to force vaccination on employees, with 56.1 percent voting in their support and 40.1 percent opposing their efforts.
Again, Republicans overwhelmingly voted against the mandate with 78.5 percent surveyed backing governors who have opposed Biden on the issue, and only 18.6 opposing them. Democrats, however, responded largely against governors opposing Biden on his vaccine requirement, with 65.7 percent voting against the efforts of such governors and only 23.3 percent voting in favor.
Similar results were obtained regarding the belief that Biden is setting a precedent that could be abused by future presidents, with the majority (55.5 percent) of voters saying that Biden’s actions do set such a precedent. Republican voters (79.5 percent) and unaffiliated voters (58 percent) carried this majority against Democrat voters, 54.4 percent of whom said the president has not set such a precedent.
Meckler commented on the poll, stating that the “numbers are clear” in showing that “the American people passionately oppose Biden’s vaccine mandate, and will not tolerate a President elected by the people acting like a dictator or king.”
Meckler suggested that, overall, voters understand Biden’s mandate to set a precedent that “will quickly lead to an end to our Republic and the beginning of an oppressive new tyranny.”
“Our citizens stand squarely with courageous, principled governors who know this isn’t about health, science, or compassion, it’s a naked political power grab.”
The Trafalgar Group is a polling company noted for providing some of the most accurate predictions of the U.S. presidential elections in 2016 and 2020, both of which many other pollsters, like the Washington Post, biased strongly in favor of the Democrats.
In 2016, for instance, major polls analyst FiveThirtyEight actually increased Hilary Clinton’s chances of winning the presidency on the night of the election. The Trafalgar Group, on the other hand, accurately predicted that Donald Trump would win with 306 electoral votes, according to a report in Amac.
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