Democrats continue to fall in line behind coronavirus czar Dr. Anthony Fauci, embracing his latest calls for masks and vaccines for children as young as 3 years old.
By more than 2 to 1, Democrats support requiring schools to mask up and vaccinate students, according to the latest Rasmussen Reports survey.
On masks, Democrats support a requirement in schools, 58%-23%. On vaccines, it was 56% backing a requirement to 25% not.
But in a broader review, more and more people are becoming concerned about the new variant of COVID-19 amid reports that it is spreading fast, especially among the unvaccinated.
An Investor’s Business Daily/TIPP Poll of 1,400 found that 67% are concerned that the new variants will worsen the coronavirus situation in the nation after months of the crisis leveling off.
The support for masks and vaccines for students by Democrats was in opposition to the overall view. Rasmussen said that likely voters, by a 42%-39% margin, do not support requiring masks. And by a similar margin, 45%-39%, they don’t support requiring masks of school children.
And Republicans, by a margin similar to Democrats, do not support requiring masks or the vaccines, said Rasmussen.
As the virus flares up, some cities are looking at requiring masks again. Los Angeles County in California led the way with a mandate this week.
Also, the crisis has crashed into the Tokyo Olympics, where fans are banned and some Team USA members have been sidelined due to exposure.
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Original Author: Paul Bedard
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