A recent poll conducted by Rasmussen Reports and the Heartland Institute showed that Democrats are more than twice as likely as other voters to endorse severe government restrictions on unvaccinated people, that range from fines to losing custody of their children.
Forty-eight percent of Democratic voters said the government should be allowed to fine or imprison individuals who openly question the COVID-19 vaccine’s efficacy, while only 27% of all voters were in support of the proposal, according to the poll results.
Fines for those individuals who refuse to take the vaccine were considered acceptable by 55% of Democratic voters while only 19% of Republicans approved. The poll also showed 59% of Democrats were in favor of a policy requiring unvaccinated people to be quarantined in their homes except for emergencies, while 79% of Republicans are opposed to a home quarantine policy for unvaccinated people.
In addition, 45% of Democratic respondents were in favor of the government forcing people into “designated facilities” until they get the vaccine, while 71% of all voters were opposed.
A government program that would use digital devices to track unvaccinated people and ensure that they are quarantined or socially distancing was opposed by two-thirds of total respondents, however, 47% of Democratic respondents supported the program.
Twenty-nine percent of Democratic voters agreed the government should take people’s children away from them if they refuse to get the COVID-19 vaccine, a measure viewed favorably by only 7% of Republicans and 11% of unaffiliated voters.