Only 26 percent of voters say President Biden has “done a good job” shutting down the pandemic, a CNBC poll found Tuesday.
As Biden promised more than ten times to shut down the virus during his 2020 bid for the presidency, just 26 percent of voters believe Biden has successfully done so.
On Tuesday, the United States topped one million coronavirus infections in 24 hours, “doubling the figure from just four days ago and setting a global record,” Bloomberg reported.
— NBC News (@NBCNews) January 4, 2022
The poll also revealed a majority of voters (50 percent) believe Biden has “gone too far” with coronavirus mandates.
Twenty-four percent claimed the mandates should go even further.
Throughout Biden’s first year in office, the president has backtracked on promises to “shut the virus down” and to not place vaccine mandates on American citizens.
SUPERCUT: Biden repeatedly promised to “shut down the virus.”
SPOILER ALERT: He failed.pic.twitter.com/Yhffn1GXls
— RNC Research (@RNCResearch) October 15, 2021
But with the delta and omicron variants wreaking havoc on Biden’s promise to tamp down the pandemic, Biden placed vaccine mandates on federal workers and workers for companies with over 100 employees.
Biden acknowledged in December there is no federal solution to coronavirus, though Biden is reportedly weighing whether to force all interstate travelers to become vaccinated.
BIDEN 2020: “I’m going to shut down the virus.”
BIDEN NOW: “There is no federal solution. This gets solved at the state level.”pic.twitter.com/mXu6DuaWty
— RNC Research (@RNCResearch) January 4, 2022
Biden said he will make the interstate vaccine decision based on medical experts’ recommendations. Dr. Anthony Fauci has yet to give his full support to the measure.
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