Biden’s effort to lean into things Senator Sanders and other progressives have pushed for could have some support from some Republicans. for certain things..
Is the dam against Biden springing a GOP leak?
The hard part on this package will be lawmakers efforts on the price tag payment…
These are polling results…
But continue to be good ones for President Biden while the media runs stories of Trump trying to beat down his party’s leaders…
- 86% of Democrats support Biden’s plan, compared with 54% of independents and 25% of Republicans.
- Over 3 in 5 voters support child care subsidies for low- and middle-income workers and free preschool for 3- and 4-year-olds.
- Two years of free community college is backed by 59% of voters.
President Joe Biden has spent the past week touting his $1.8 trillion economic spending plan that would reshape how the country thinks about a wide swath of domestic policies, from child care to free community college.
While Biden’s plan faces a long road in Washington, it doesn’t appear to be a hard sell for the electorate. According to a new Morning Consult/Politico poll, 58 percent of voters say they support the package.
GOP lawmakers, who’ve raised concerns from the price tag to the scope of the proposal, appear increasingly likely to uniformly oppose the package; Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (Ky.) recently said Democrats can expect “zero” support from Republicans in Congress. Among voters of that party, only a quarter say they support Biden’s families’ plan.
That’s a far cry from polling on Biden’s earlier economic policies, which saw high levels of support from Republican voters.
Biden’s latest proposal, branded as the American Families Plan, is overwhelmingly popular with Democrats at 86 percent support, while 54 percent of independent voters back the plan. A good portion of independents (19 percent) don’t know or have no opinion.
The poll, conducted in the days after Biden’s address to Congress unveiling the plan, shows that most of the individual provisions in the package are more popular among voters than the plan overall — something to keep in mind as Biden reportedly considers splitting his proposal into multiple parts to reach a bipartisan compromise….
Republicans more strongly support the individual measures over the entire proposal. The most popular measure overall — capping child care costs at 7 percent of low- and middle-income families’ pay — saw 45 percent backing from GOP voters.
Two years of free community college received 34 percent support from Republicans, and universal free preschool for 3- and 4-year-olds got 42 percent support.