Take a look at two recent polls that have asked about whether or not people have gotten the flu shot: Axios/Ipsos and Kaiser Family Foundation. By assessing two polls instead of one, we know what we’re seeing is a real phenomenon and not statistical noise.
According to the Ipsos data, 68% of Democrats said they have gotten a flu shot or are very likely to get one. Just 44% of Republicans said the same. This 24-point gap is very similar to the 30-point gap for Covid-19 vaccines. The Kaiser poll shows basically the same thing.
A clear majority (65%) of Democrats indicated that they had received or will definitely receive the flu shot. Just 40% of Republicans indicated they would. The 25-point partisan gap in this data is a near carbon copy of the 24-point gap in the Ipsos poll.
A worrisome sign that Covid vaccine hesitancy may transfer to other vaccines. Pre-Covid, Democrats & Republicans were equally likely to get a flu shot. This year Democrats are 25 points more likely to get a flu shot than Republicans. https://t.co/Y6exd98Ncv
— (((Harry Enten))) (@ForecasterEnten) November 14, 2021