Nearly two-thirds of Americans in December said they would be willing to take an FDA-approved vaccine right now if available at no cost. The 65% saying this was essentially unchanged from 63% in November, even after the FDA approved the use of two vaccines and those were starting to be administered to healthcare workers and nursing home residents nationwide…

The stability in Americans’ vaccine readiness in December masks a widening partisan divide on the matter. The percentage of Democrats willing to receive the vaccine has risen eight percentage points in the most recent poll to 83%, while the percentage of Republicans slipped five points to 45%.