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INSANE: Poll Shows 45% Of Dems Approve Sending Unvaccinated To ‘Designated Facilities’

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A Heartland Institute and Rasmussen Reports national telephone and online survey taken this month revealed an astonishing number of Democrats surveyed were perfectly comfortable sending Americans who were not vaccinated to “designated facilities or locations.”

When asked, “Would you strongly favor, somewhat favor, somewhat oppose or strongly oppose a proposal to limit the spread of the coronavirus by having federal or state governments require that citizens temporarily live in designated facilities or locations if they refuse to get a COVID-19 vaccine?” Forty-five percent of Democrats answered they favored such an idea. Among all voters surveyed, 71% opposed the idea; 78% of Republicans and 64% of unaffiliated voters said they would “strongly oppose” such an idea.

Additionally, although 66% of likely voters would oppose government using digital devices to track unvaccinated people to ensure that they were quarantined or socially distancing from others, 47% of Democrats approved of the idea.

Nearly half (48%) of Democrats favored federal and state government having the capacity to levy fines or imprisonment on people who publicly questioned the efficacy of vaccines on social media, television, radio, or in online or digital publications. Only 27% of voters agreed, including 14% of Republicans and 18% of unaffiliated voters.

A whopping 59% of Democrats favored a government policy that required citizens remained confined to their homes at all times, except for emergencies, if they refused to get the COVID vaccine. 61% of all voters opposed that, including a huge 79% of Republicans and 71% of unaffiliated voters.

Most frighteningly, 29% of Democrats favored temporarily removing parents’ custody of their children if the parents refused to get the COVID vaccine. Only 7% of Republicans and 11% of unaffiliated voters agreed.

Forty-eight percent of voters viewed Dr. Anthony Fauci unfavorably; 45% viewed him favorably.

Chris Talgo, senior editor and research fellow at The Heartland Institute, explained, “After two excruciatingly long years, likely voters are beginning to question the federal government’s handling of the pandemic. First and foremost, likely voters are beginning to sour on Dr. Anthony Fauci, who seems to have lost credibility after countless flip-flops.”

“Moreover, almost half of likely voters oppose President Biden’s vaccine mandates, which seem less about stopping the spread of COVID-19 and more about increasing the power of the federal government,” he continued. “When asked about several other potential strategies, such as fining those who refuse to get vaccinated, the consensus among likely voters is that the federal government should do less, not more.”

This week, the Salt Lake City Tribune suggested that the National Guard keep people in their homes if they were unvaccinated for COVID-19, writing:

Were Utah a truly civilized place, the governor’s next move would be to find a way to mandate the kind of mass vaccination campaign we should have launched a year ago, going as far as to deploy the National Guard to ensure that people without proof of vaccination would not be allowed, well, anywhere.

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