Blue states are suddenly dropping their mask mandates in what appears to be a strategic pivot for the Left to increase approval ratings and have some sliver of hope heading into the 2022 midterm elections.
“New Jersey Democrat Governor Phil Murphy will end mask mandates for school children and teachers the second week in March,” Breitbart News reported.
“With 2022 midterms elections on the horizon, Democrat-controlled states have perhaps realized their coronavirus policies are untenable. Pennsylvania announced it will allow children to remove masks, while New York and Connecticut are weighing whether to extend or allow mask mandates to expire. Delaware will remove school mask mandates March 31,” reports Breitbart News.
“The overwhelming sentiment on both sides of the aisle,” Murphy said, “is we want to get to a place where we can live with this thing in as normal a fashion as possible” before the midterm election.
“With Gov. Ron DeSantis and Gov. Greg Abbott leading the way, many red states banned mask mandates in the summer, which Democrats strongly fought in the courts. Currently, eight states have banned mask mandates, and 16 are still mandating masks,” according to Breitbart News.
“The Democrats’ pivot from ‘mandate culture’ towards reaching a ‘new normal’ comes as the midterms are approaching. Polling indicates the coronavirus is no longer the most urgent crisis for the Democrat regime to solve. The economy now outranks the coronavirus, and, specifically, the 40-year-high inflation is of greatest concern for Americans,” reports Breitbart News.
“As Biden tries to shift to a new normal after more than a year as president, his polling numbers on the coronavirus have sunk. In January, a majority of Americans disapproved of his handling of the pandemic by a seven-point spread. In December, a majority approved by a six-point spread, a change of 13 points. Indeed, more Americans have died under Biden’s management of the pandemic than did under Donald Trump’s,” reports Breitbart News.
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