A nationwide poll conducted in late June by the Trafalgar Group reveals that Americans are not in favor of an overbearing government response to the Delta variant of Covid-19.
The survey was conducted during the third week of June and the participates skewed Democrat.
63 percent of those surveyed said that “Government should take no action. With widespread availability of the vaccines and treatments individuals can make personal decisions on how to respond.”
17.7 percent of all respondents said “Government should reinstate mandates for mask wearing, social distancing.”
7 percent said they favor lockdowns in addition to mask wearing and social distancing.
On Friday, President Joe Biden said Americans can “in all probability” expect to face more restrictions due to the spread of the Covid-19 virus’ so-called Delta variant. The director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Dr. Rochelle Walensky, said on Fox News that the White House was also “looking into” mandating vaccines. Later she backtracked and said the Administration wasn’t considering such a measure.
The White House statements reflect the often contradictory and unsupported statements coming from the Biden Administration.
The survey shows Biden is facing a nation that has become more skeptical of the government’s official talking points on Covid-19.
In the Trafalgar poll, Democrats were more in favor of mandates, with 37 percent saying that masks, social distancing mandates and even lockdowns were acceptable. But 50 percent of Democrats said the government should back off and take no additional mandate action.
Republicans were different in their response Over 83 percent said 63 percent said “Government should take no action. With widespread availability of the vaccines and treatments individuals can make personal decisions on how to respond.”
7.3 percent of Republicans said they’d support mask mandates and social distancing mandates. Just 2.4 percent of Republicans support further lockdowns, compared with 11.3 percent of Democrats.
Those who don’t affiliate with either party trended toward the greater personal responsibility side — 55.5 percent said “Government should take no action. With widespread availability of the vaccines and treatments individuals can make personal decisions on how to respond.” 19.2 percent said OK to masks and social distancing mandates, and 6.7 percent said they could support the more draconian lockdown measures.