Republicans hit out at Biden over coronavirus
Republican pollster Neil Newhouse said McCarthy’s first hit on Biden is a capable hit – that he sold himself to voters as the man who could make a difference in the fight against Covid, yet more Americans are dying ” Problem. “The bottom line is that Republicans have always been more focused on the economic impact of the pandemic, and now we see independents and swing voters expressing concerns about those impacts: supply chains, inflation, jobs, stores not opening or have what they need. ,
“It looks like Biden’s presidency is falling short of its promises,” he said.
The Thanksgiving wave is the latest surprise in a pandemic that is nearing its two-year mark. The country’s 14-day average of new infections is up 25 percent, with more than 94,000 new cases a day, with the upper Midwest again the hottest place. Also, according to the latest data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the efficacy of coronavirus vaccines remains the same. Uninfected people are 5.8 times more likely to test positive than those who are fully vaccinated, and 14 times as likely to die if infected.
The biased gap in infection and vaccination rates is narrowing only slightly. Most Republican counties have 2.78 times more new cases than most Democratic counties, up three times less than a month ago, according to Democratic health care analyst Charles Gaba, using data from Johns Hopkins University. The death rate in those Republican counties is about six times higher than the death rate in Democratic counties.
It is not clear whether the president’s approval rating is declining because of the ongoing pandemic or a vaccine designed to defeat it. Mr Newhouse’s firm, Public Opinion Strategies, found Mr Biden’s overall approval rating for his handling of the pandemic to be a relatively fine 51 per cent in October, down from 69 per cent in April but only 53 per cent in August.
But in the suburbs, where the 2020 presidential race was won, the president’s approval rating on the pandemic has dropped from 51 percent to 45 percent since August. And among white men, the slide is more pronounced, from 58 percent in April to 43 percent in August and 32 percent in October.
Republican lawmakers continue to try to block vaccine mandates at the local, state and federal levels. In September, Kansas Senator Roger Marshall, an obstetrician, proposed a proposal to block the use of federal funds to meet the president’s vaccine mandate for businesses with at least 100 employees, failing by a vote. Later, it was supported by all 50 Republicans in the Senate. ,
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