Biden's Infrastructure Plan, Including the Tax Hikes, is Very Popular with Voters
A new poll out yesterday conducted by Monmouth University found that 68% of Americans support President Joe Biden's $2.25 trillion infrastructure plan with just 29% in opposition. It has almost universal support among Democrats [94%], but even a third of Republicans back Biden's plan to fix the nation's crumbling infrastructure, convert to clean energy, and enhance internet access. Independents are also broadly supportive [69%].
The Monmouth poll also shows that support for the legislation continues to build, despite the tax increases needed to pay for the plan. A NPR/PBS survey two weeks ago found that almost two-thirds [65%] of Americans favored tax increases on American's making more than $400,000 a year, and the Monmouth poll showed 64% supported corporate tax increases to pay for infrastructure.
Republicans have argued that Biden's proposed legislation is too expensive and that the tax increases will hurt the economy, but so far voters appear to trust Biden's judgment on the issue and believe the plan will jump-start the economy, make the US more competitive globally, and provide new, high-paying jobs.
Democratic Sen. Joe Manchin of West Va. wants more time to negotiate a compromise bill with Senate Republicans, but in the end he will probably have to decide to support the Biden plan or vote to block any infrastructure legislation. When that moment comes, the plan's popularity with voters will probably help the Senator make up his mind.
By: Don Lam & Curated Content