This month’s Daily Kos/Civiqs poll sought to pinpoint which of President Joe Biden’s policies were winning over Americans by asking about everything from pocketbook issues to international relations. Based on the data, Biden’s biggest policy win by far has been his handling of the vaccine rollout.
Fully 71% of registered voters said they approved of the Biden administration increasing the vaccine supply and successfully administering at least one shot to over 200 million Americans.
Not something I care about: 13%
Out of a dozen separate policy questions on issues ranging from the American Rescue Plan to rejoining the Paris Climate Agreement, the vaccination push is hands down the Biden administration’s biggest policy success in the view of voters.
Since roughly 70% of U.S. adults have gotten at least one shot, it’s reasonable to posit that virtually everyone who has received a shot considers the overall effort a tangible benefit. While that may seem an obvious outcome, it’s not necessarily. There easily could be a percentage of people who got a shot but still think the rollout was a disaster. But that does not appear to be the case.
Instead, Biden is 59 points above water on his efforts thus far to inoculate the country, with approval from 93% of Democrats, 70% of independents, and 47% of Republicans.
Biden’s vaccinations efforts—bolstered by Democratic passage of the American Rescue Plan (55% approval)—are certainly worth running on in 2022, even if the pandemic still isn’t entirely under control.
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