Poll of the Day: Americans Approve of Biden’s Big Spending Plans

Poll of the Day: Americans Approve of Biden’s Big Spending Plans

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A new Monmouth University poll finds broad support for President Biden’s multi-trillion-dollar spending plans on infrastructure and caregiving. Biden’s $2.3 trillion infrastructure proposal registers 68% support and 29% opposition, while his forthcoming American Families Plan to expand health care, elder care and child care has the backing of 64% of those polled compared to 34% who are opposed.

The poll also finds nearly two in three Americans support for Biden’s proposed tax increases on corporations and individuals earning more than $400,000 a year.

“The Biden administration’s presumption that spending programs are popular is borne out by these poll numbers,” said Patrick Murray, director of the Monmouth University Polling Institute. “The key to maintaining this level of support is whether Americans can point to direct benefits in their own lives once those plans are put into action.”

A recent NBC News poll found that Biden has a 53% overall approval rating and 59% of Americans call his infrastructure plan a good idea while 21% disagree. At the same time, Biden’s overall handling of tax and spending issues saw more people disapprove than approve.