In the Oct. 8-10 poll, 55 percent of Democrats said they’d seek a coronavirus vaccine, down from 60 percent the week before, while the share among Republicans remained level at 48 percent and independents dipped 2 points, to 41 percent…

Overall willingness has hovered around 50 percent throughout September, fueled primarily by a sharp drop among Democrats since mid-August, around the time reports of White House interference at the Food and Drug Administration and other federal health agencies began to command more public attention. The previous low among all adults was 49 percent, hit in the Sept. 18-20 poll…

Declines in vaccine receptivity among Democrats have followed warnings from the party’s presidential ticket. On Sept. 16, Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden suggested that Americans shouldn’t trust President Donald Trump on coronavirus vaccines and that the process could be “distorted by political considerations.” In the next Morning Consult poll, conducted Sept. 18-20, the share of Democrats who said they’d seek a vaccine plummeted to a record low of 53 percent from 62 percent the week before, while remaining unchanged at 50 percent among Republicans.