After President Biden announced new mandates requiring private companies with over 100 workers to get vaccinated, the country has had a swift reaction. New polls from Quinnipiac University revealed that a majority of Americans are not on board with Biden’s approach to combating the virus and think his mandate goes too far.
Fox News reports:
By a 51%-48% margin, a slight majority of Americans disapproved of the president’s plans. In his most forceful comments to date, the president last week announced new, wide-ranging, federal COVID vaccine requirements for those working at companies with 100 or more employees, health care workers and federal contractors.
Forty-eight percent of those surveyed said Biden’s vaccine mandates go too far, with 10% saying they doesn’t go far enough and nearly four in 10 saying they’re about right. But asked specifically about mandating vaccines for workplaces with 100 or more employees, 53% approved and 46% disapproved.
Biden, in a White House speech last Thursday, took aim at the tens of millions of Americans who have yet to get vaccinated, even after months of availability and federal, state and local incentives to get the shots.
“We’ve been patient. But our patience is wearing thin, and your refusal has cost all of us,” he said. And he stressed that the minority of Americans who are unvaccinated “can cause a lot of damage, and they are.”
The Biden administration’s vaccine mandate is expected to impact over 80 million Americans, however Congressional staff and immigrants were conveniently left out of being required to get the jab. Arizona has already filed a lawsuit challenging Biden’s new mandate with more states likely to follow.