ICAN commissioned the poll in September and featured answers from 1,000 respondents. It was conducted by the professional polling agency McLaughlin and Associates. One of the questions the survey asked was: "Are you more likely or less likely to support a candidate who supports policies empowering citizens to make medical decisions for themselves and their families?"
A whopping 78 percent of respondents indicated that they were more likely to back a pro-health freedom candidate – 50 percent much more likely and 27 percent somewhat more likely. Only 11 percent were less likely to support a pro-health freedom candidate – seven percent were somewhat less likely and four percent were much less likely. The remaining 12 percent answered "No difference."
As ICAN founder Del Bigtree and "The HighWire with Del Bigtree" co-host and investigative journalist Jefferey Jaxen noted, the survey showed mixed results when the respondents were asked about COVID-19 vaccines, policies and mandates. The only question wherein a vast majority of respondents were united was the one regarding health freedom. (Related: Health freedom group prepared to SUE any state that requires COVID-19 vaccines for schools.)
When asked about whether or not they believe the COVID-19 mandates and lockdowns violated their rights, a slim majority – 50 percent – responded in the negative, and only 44 percent said they believed their rights had been violated.
But when asked two questions about the COVID-19 vaccines – if Big Pharma overstated their effectiveness and if they overlooked or downplayed their side effects – a majority answered in the affirmative each time.
The ICAN survey's results were released within just days of the 2022 midterm election. Bigtree and Jaxen noted that support for health freedom policies may hold the key to victory on election day.
These states are Alabama, Arkansas, Colorado, Connecticut, Florida, Indiana, Iowa, Maine, Missouri, Montana, Oklahoma, South Carolina, South Dakota, Tennessee, Utah, Virginia, West Virginia and Wyoming.
Of these states, 15 were led by Republican governors. Three – Colorado, Connecticut and Maine – were led by Democrats.
"As long as I'm around and as long as I'm kicking and screaming, there will be no COVID shot mandate for your kids," said Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis. "That is your decision to make as a parent."
"I trust parents to raise their kids and do what's best for their kids' health," said Montana Gov. Greg Gianforte. "On my watch, the State of Montana will not mandate the COVID-19 vaccine."
Some Republican candidates have also taken stands in defense of health freedom. In Minnesota, Republican candidate for governor Scott Jensen, a physician and former state senator, recently released a video lambasting COVID-19 vaccine mandates for kids and questioning the science behind the CDC's decision to add the vaccines to its vaccination schedule.
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Watch this clip from "The HighWire with Del Bigtree" as he and Jaxen discuss how focusing on health freedom issues may hold the key to victory on election day.