A new CBS News/YouGov poll released on Sunday shed some light on how Republican voters prefer their party's candidates approach the issue of COVID-19 vaccinations.
A healthy majority — 64 percent — want to vote for a GOP candidate who actively encourages people to get their shots. But an even greater number — 75 percent — would rather that candidate also oppose vaccine mandates. In short, the poll suggests the consensus opinion of Republican voters is that getting vaccinated is a smart, but ultimately individual, decision.
Meanwhile, 90 percent of Democrats prefer candidates who encourage vaccinations, and pro-mandate candidates received nearly as much love, with 86 percent of voters expressing their preference for that viewpoint.