According to an Albuquerque Journal poll done by pollster Brian Sanderoff, most Albuquerque voters support authoritarian“vaccine” mandates. “Do you support or oppose a mandate that requires employees to be vaccinated for COVID-19 or be tested weekly if not vaccinated?” the poll asked.
“Overall, 63% of voters surveyed said they support COVID-19 vaccine mandates, while 32% expressed opposition. The remaining respondents were unsure or had mixed feelings,” the Journal writes. The “unsure” category was about 1%, while those that answered “it depends” made up 4%.
“By party affiliation, 85% of registered Democrats said they supported requiring employees to be vaccinated, while just 10% said they were opposed. In contrast, 29% of registered Republican voters said they supported the vaccine requirements and 69% expressed opposition,” the report noted.
In another question, the poll asked on a five-point scale how safe Albuquerque voters felt doing activities. Over 60% responded they felt very safe or safe going to large outdoor events, 61% said they feel very safe or safe dining at indoor restaurants, with 45% saying they felt very safe or safe at indoor entertainment venues, with 21% saying it felt moderate, and 32% saying it felt unsafe or very unsafe.
The poll, which was conducted from October 15 through the 21st “is based on a scientific, citywide sample of 536 likely regular local election voters, including those who voted in the 2017 and/or 2019 local elections, and a small sample of newly registered voters likely to vote in 2021.”
The poll comes out ahead of the Nov. 2 election, where the control of the Albuquerque City Council and mayorship will be in the hands of voters. Incumbent Mayor Tim Keller is a proponent of extreme mask and vaccine mandates, while both of his challengers are not.