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POLL: Nearly 80% Of Democrats Think Vaccine Should Be Mandated By Employers

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Nearly 80% of Democrats believe employers should mandate the coronavirus vaccine, according to a newly released poll.

A CBS News-YouGov poll found that 79% of Democrats believe a private business should be allowed to require employees to receive the vaccine. Meanwhile, only 39% of Republicans agreed. The poll was conducted between June 8 and June 10 among 2,037 adults with a margin of error of 2.6%.

When broken down among voters in the 2020 election, 83% of those polled who voted for President Joe Biden were in favor of vaccine mandates while only 33% of those who voted for former President Donald Trump supported a mandate.

When it comes to bigger businesses that “accommodate larger groups of people, such as arenas, cruise ships or airplanes,” 87% of Democrats supported a vaccine mandate along with 46% of Republicans, according to the poll. Broken down among voting preferences, 89% of those who voted for Biden supported the mandate for big businesses and 40% who voted for Trump supported it, as well.

81% of Democrats polled support requiring customers and attendees at large venues to be vaccinated. Meanwhile, only 33% of Republicans supported the same measure. (RELATED: Biden Admin Says COVID-19 Vaccine Shouldn’t Be Mandatory For Federal Employees)

Nearly 200 Houston hospital workers are facing the possibility of losing their job if they don’t comply with a vaccine requirement.

HOUSTON, TEXAS - JUNE 09: The exterior of the Houston Methodist Hospital is seen on June 09, 2021 in Houston, Texas. Houston Methodist Hospital has suspended 178 employees without pay for 14 days for their refusal to comply with its COVID-19 vaccine requirement. (Photo by Brandon Bell/Getty Images)

HOUSTON, TEXAS – JUNE 09: The exterior of the Houston Methodist Hospital is seen on June 09, 2021 in Houston, Texas.  (Brandon Bell/Getty Images)

Houston Methodist President and CEO Dr. Marc Boom told employees in April that they must receive the first dose of the vaccine by June 7 or face suspension and termination. A group of unvaccinated workers subsequently sued the hospital over the mandate, however, a U.S. District judge has tossed out their lawsuit.