Seen all those videos of airplane passengers rejoicing at being able to take off their masks at last? Heard from people excited at finally having the opportunity to have a relatively normal flight experience?
Well, don’t believe your lying eyes and ears. See, as Axios reports today, a new Axios/Ipsos poll has found that most Americans (even the Republican kind!) are big fans of having to mask up when traveling on public modes of transportation:
A new Ipsos poll shows that most Americans — and even most Republicans — were fine with mask requirements and are largely unmoved by their demise. https://t.co/pOm89Kiiur
— Axios (@axios) April 22, 2022
Clearly Ipsos’ polling on this issue is sound and doesn’t contain any holes or flaws whatsoever. Poll results don’t get any more airtight than this!
Do note, however:
"Majorities in all three categories said they haven’t been on a plane since the pandemic began." https://t.co/4HtCj9fQnF
— Eric H. (@ericinva) April 22, 2022
That actually seems kind of important, no?
If you’re not separating people who fly/don’t fly, this poll is useless https://t.co/eBmxPt10f5
— Sean Agnew (@seanagnew) April 22, 2022
Shouldn’t the poll be focused on Americans who have flown on airplanes recently, or at least in the past two years?
Majority haven’t been on a plane. Ask those flying regularly. https://t.co/wFUFRVYf7A
— Andrew Staroska (@astaroska) April 22, 2022
“ Most Americans support mask mandates on airplanes”
Most Americans do not fly or take shared transportation.
It’s an irrelevant poll.
— Douglas Ritz🧐 (@douglasritz) April 22, 2022
It kind of is.
I'm not one to rail against polling, but any experience in the real world would tell you this is bullshit. https://t.co/Qs2QzbexN9
— Phil Ryan 🌐🇬🇧🇪🇺🇺🇦 (@therealphilryan) April 22, 2022
Haha…cute poll…this is even remotely true then Democrats should be leaning in hard on this especially in an election year..Was at LAX yesterday which is ground zero for mask cultists and can tell you at least 90% were unmasked including staff
— WestCoast_Life (@westcoast_lyfe) April 22, 2022
Go to any airport and tell me that again.
— JWes™️ (@JWesCampbell) April 22, 2022
Just because Ron Howard wants to keep his mask on at the airport today doesn’t mean everyone else does.
Go anywhere at all that masks aren’t required and 98% of people aren’t wearing them.
— Stonky 🇺🇦 (@BillStonks) April 22, 2022
Jen Psaki will just tell you that “anecdotes are not data,” but it’s important to remember that no one should be listening to Jen Psaki.
Or to this poll.
Are the respondents sought for this poll ALL members of the Biden administration, or just 90% or so? Because… this is not accurate. https://t.co/u0ugvGBYsF
— Cody Derespina (@CDerespina) April 22, 2022
Oh, did you poll 125 Republicans and 825 Democrats?
— EMMM (@emmandemm77) April 22, 2022
Not quite … but that’s not too far off:
Much like the other polls on this heavily weighted towards democrats pic.twitter.com/IvAVJDm7zH
— 𝚓𝚎𝚛𝚎𝚖𝚢 𝚍𝚎𝚑𝚗𝚎𝚛 (@jeremydehner) April 22, 2022
Umm, no. This is disinformation designed to drive a certain narrative.
— Wags (@40runner1) April 22, 2022