President Biden got Congress to pass a OVER One Trillion Dollar infustion of cash into the American economy aimed at ‘federal-aid highway, transit, highway safety, motor carrier, research, hazardous materials and rail programs of the Department of Transportation in the , Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act, (Build Back Better Plan Effort) After congressional negotiations, it was amended and renamed to the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act to include funding for broadband access, clean water, electric grid renewal in addition to the transportation and road proposals of the original House bill’…..
Virtually NOBODY knows anything about this….
Republican lawmakers DO….
New projects will be promoted by those GOPer’s who voted aqgainst it for sure….
The money IS gonna flow into the economy in jobs, capital improvments and yes….
But Democratic President Joe Biden makes NO references to the money turning up in local, state and federal projects that HE should get some creidt for….
And it don’t help his poll numbers by NOT featuring himself…..
Quite simply, voters do not know the bill was passed. While voters express high levels of support for the deal once they hear about it, only 24% of voters think the bill is law. Meanwhile, a plurality (37%) says they “don’t know” the status of the bill, 30% say “it is still being worked on in Congress but isn’t law yet,” and 9% believe it is not being worked on in Congress and will not be passed.
Given that a large share believes the deal is still being worked on in Congress, it is clear that voters are confusing the BIF with BBB, which, of course, has not passed. In selling this legislation, the first order of business is to remind, inform, and convince voters that it is now law.
The Messaging Imperative – Voters Need to Know What They Get from the Deal.
When voters hear about the BIF’s basic provisions, they are overwhelmingly supportive. After hearing a description of the package, support for it reaches 80% with all voters and exceeds 70% across urban, suburban, smaller metros, and rural areas.
The most basic, everyday provisions of the package are its biggest selling points. Better roads with fewer potholes and better water systems for cleaner tap water led as the most-popular provisions, with 79% calling better roads with fewer potholes an “extremely important” or “very important” priority, and 78% calling higher-quality water systems “extremely important” or “very important.” These were top priorities across big cities, big city suburbs, smaller metros, and rural areas. Better high-speed internet sits atop the middle tier of priorities, with 65% calling it an “extremely important” or “very important” priority….