The Trucker Effect:
A majority of Canadians now say it is time to end COVID restrictions, according to an Angus Reid poll, a sharp increase from when the same question was asked in early January.
The latest poll, taken Jan. 27-28, found 54% want restrictions to be lifted compared to just 39% who wanted restrictions lifted when the same question was asked two weeks earlier.
The poll asked people if they agreed or disagreed with the statement: “It’s time to end restrictions and let people self-isolate if they’re at risk.”
“A majority (54%) now say it is time to remove restrictions and let Canadians manage their own level of risk, an increase of 15 percentage points since this question was asked in early January,” the Angus Reid Institute said.
A majority back lifting restrictions in every province and region in Canada, with rural dwellers being more likely than urban dwellers to want restrictions lifted – 58% to 54%. Support for lifting is also the majority viewpoint for both men and women and across all but one age group.
“Women over the age of 54 are the only age-gender group that disagree that restrictions should be ended. A majority of each of the other gender and generation groupings agree that the time has come,” the institute said.
Support for lifting restrictions is highest among men aged 35-54 at 67%, followed by men 18-34 at 60% and women aged 35-54 at 58%. Among women aged 55 and over, 51% disagree with lifting restrictions while 40% agreed.
Of course. Older liberal white women are the only holdouts. This is the Karen demographic.
This isn’t really a surprise, though–at least based on anecdotal experience. It seems like the overwhelming majority of Vaccine Freaks and Proud Maskers, at least on social media, are older liberal white women who are wearing masks in their profile pictures.
A few years ago, they probably had the pussyhats on in their profile pictures and described themselves as “NASTY WOMEN” (because of that SEXIST PIG Donald Trump!)
Whatever. The Karens are not going to ruin things for the rest of us. Just because they’re miserable and psyopped and view the government as their protector and savior does not mean we all have to put up with this nonsense anymore.
No one is going to stop all the Dianes and Susans and Karens and all their cats from double masking and staying locked inside for the next 10 years.
The rest of us are going to go back to normal whether they like it or not.
The Truckers have shown that it’s okay to want to go back to normal, and that there are a lot more people who want normalcy than it seems. That’s why you’re seeing such a spike in the polls–because people are now starting to realize that it’s okay to oppose the mandates.
You’re not alone.
Most people are bandwagoners. They just want to go along to get along. They just want to fit in and not be socially ostracized from the herd.
It’s ingrained in our DNA. Back in the days of hunter gatherers, if you were shunned from the herd, that likely meant death. Humans are not solitary creatures; humans are social creatures.
People want to take the path of least resistance in life, and that means being on whichever side is the perceived majority.
Unfortunately, their perception of which side is the majority is based almost entirely off of the Fake News media, so most people believe the left is the majority.
Another factor is simply that the left is more vocal and demanding, and if no one else speaks up, then the loudest people in the room call the shots, regardless of whether or not their ideas make any sense.
But the truckers are speaking up, and now people are seeing that it’s okay to be against the Covid restrictions.