A new poll shows Americans are rejecting Joe Biden’s planned multi-trillion dollar spending spree – if he can shove it through Congress over opposition from Republicans and even a few Democrats.
The national poll by Rasmussen Reports found that 51% of likely U.S. voters are opposed to the $2 trillion “Build Back Better” bill, which is being called by critics the “Bad Build Back Better” plan.
That includes 40% who “strongly” oppose it.
Only 42% make up the entirety of those who support it at various levels.
The survey of 1,200 U.S. Likely Voters was conducted on November 22-23, 2021, and has a margin of sampling error is +/- 3 percentage points with a 95% level of confidence.
Commentator Paul Bedard at the Washington Examiner say the opponents “appear concerned the package of cash for everything from climate change to illegal immigrants will worsen the economy.”
He called it “bad news” for Biden.
Further, he warned, “It is likely to force Biden out of the White House in an all-out campaign to pitch his tax and spend agenda outside of Washington, something he has appeared to avoid, with the exception of a few trips to speak before friendly audiences.”
The poll showed 76% of Republicans oppose the plan, higher than the Democrats, at 69%, who support it.
And 54% of independents don’t want it.
“Asked if passage would be good or bad for the economy, 48% said ‘bad’ compared to 35% who said ‘good.’ As with the support question, Biden has lost independent voters, 52% to 27%,” Bedard reported.
Passage remains uncertain as Democrats would appear to need every single Democrat in the Senate to support the bill and West Virginia Sen. Joe Manchin has been openly opposed to the extremely high costs. Arizona Sen. Kyrsten Sinema also has pushed for lower taxes.
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