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Poll: Nearly 70% of Americans back Biden infrastructure bill

By David Wildstein, April 26 2021 12:00 pm

Americans strongly support President Joe Biden’s $2 trillion infrastructure spending plan, with a new Monmouth University poll released on Monday giving it approvals of 68%-29%.

“The Biden administration’s presumption that spending programs are popular is borne out by these poll numbers,” said Monmouth University Polling Institute director Patrick Murray. “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.”

Biden’s proposal gets approval from Democrats (94%), Independents (69%), but the plan is upside-down at 32%-63% among Republicans.  A majority of women (74%) and men (62%) support the infrastructure proposal, as do 61% of whites and 84% of people of color.

“It seemed like every week was Infrastructure Week during the Trump administration, but Biden is already getting more credit than his predecessor for tackling this problem,” said Murray.

By a 64%-34%, the poll shows Americans support Biden’s plan to spend on expanding health and childcare, paid leave and college tuition support.

The Monmouth University Poll was conducted by telephone from April 8-12, with 800 adults in the United States. The question results in this release have a margin of error of +/- 3.5%.

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