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A new Rasmussen Reports national phone and online survey shows 44 percent of American adults believe people should be required to show proof they’ve been vaccinated against COVID before going to indoor public places such as restaurants, gyms and theaters.

Forty-seven percent oppose such a requirement.

Driving support for such tyranny are Democrats. Sixty-five percent of Democrats believe proof of vaccination should be required. Only 29 percent of Republicans agree and 36 percent of unaffiliated voters share the belief.

Sixty-five percent of Republicans oppose such an idea, as do 54 percent of unaffiliated voters. Twenty-five percent of Democrats agree.

Just 30 percent of Americans believe America is winning the war against COVID.

Democrats also have embraced mask mandates, even for those who are already vaccinated. Seventy-four percent of Democrats support mask mandates even for those who are already vaccinated. Only 42 percent of unaffiliated voters and 32 percent of Republicans agree.

Forty-seven percent of men support vaccine passport requirements, six points higher than the 41 percent of women who believe the same.