A majority of Americans do not approve of Biden’s mandate to force companies to require their employees to be vaccinated against COVID-19 or to submit a negative test for the disease every week.
The poll was conducted by the Convention of States Action and The Trafalgar Group, one of the most accurate pollsters in the 2016, 2018 and 2020 elections. It indicates that 58.6% say President Joe Biden has no constitutional authority to compel private enterprise to do so.
Similarly, 56.1%, support efforts by governors to oppose Biden’s nationwide vaccination mandate on private companies.
“The numbers are clear, 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. They know full well that this precedent will quickly lead to an end to our Republic and the beginning of an oppressive new tyranny,” said Mark Meckler, president of the Convention of States Action.
In that sense, the poll explains, 55.5 % of American voters believe that President Biden’s national vaccination mandate sets a precedent for future presidents to abuse on other issues.
“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,” Meckler maintained.
The president had previously stated he would take action if the governors do not cooperate with the White House plan to address the pandemic. “If these governors won’t help beat the pandemic, I’ll use my power as president to get them out of the way,” he said.
Crisis in leadership
During these months in office, Biden had already taken a dip in the polls. Earlier this month, a poll was released showing that a majority of voters believe the U.S. is on the wrong track.
61% of those polled by Morning Consult / POLITICO believe that bad decisions have been made.
In that regard, 47 % of voters said they disapprove of the Democrat’s handling of the Afghanistan crisis while only 12 % said they strongly approve of Biden’s decisions on the issue. Similarly, the poll found that 72% do not believe the troop withdrawal was being done well.