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While Biden's Polling Numbers Have Slipped, His Legislative Agenda Remains Very Popular

When former President Donald Trump's approval numbers sank into the 30s it was clear that Americans weren't too fond of his legislative priorities, large corporate tax cuts and gutting the Affordable Care Act. Now as President Joe Biden's approval rating has slipped into the lower 40s, the Monmouth University Polling Institute tried to determine if Americans were turned off by his legislative agenda, the Build Back Better and infrastructure initiatives.

Despite constant attacks on both plans by conservatives and right-wing critiques of the bills as "socialism," both legislative packages remain very popular with voters.

Monmouth: "The president’s large spending plans remain broadly popular. Support for the Bipartisan Infrastructure deal (BIF), which passed Congress last week and awaits the president’s signature, stands at 65%, down just a few points from prior polls. Support for the still-pending Build Back Better (BBB) plan to expand access to health care, college, paid leave and other services remains steady at 62%. Furthermore, 60% of Americans support the climate change funding part of the BBB bill."

It's unclear why Biden's poll numbers have dropped, but it doesn't seem to be based on his domestic political agenda.

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By: Don Lam & Curated Content

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