- Americans feel neither party is focused enough on the economy; most voters have not heard about recent jobs numbers or Biden and Democrats’ new economic plan.
- Biden and Democrats’ new economic plan remains vastly popular.
- The Republican “Rescue America” agenda proposed by Senator Rick Scott is deeply underwater.
Ratings of Biden See Slight Improvement on Economy; Coronavirus Approval Remains In the Positive
Biden’s overall approval has improved from net -12 to net -7 since late February; his pandemic approval remains in the positive at net +6.
While Both Parties Are Seen as Paying Too Little Attention to the Economy, More Believe It About the Democratic Party
Pluralities say the Democratic Party (58%) and the Republican Party (44%) pay too little attention to the economy.
- Among independents, 62% say the Democratic Party pays too little attention to the economy and 51% say the same of the Republican Party.
Fewer Than One in Five Americans Report Hearing “A Lot” About Recent Unemployment Numbers and Job Growth
Even among Democrats, just 19% have heard “a lot” about the unemployment rate falling to 3.6% and the addition of 431,000 jobs.
Less than Half of Americans Are Hearing About Biden’s Economic Plan
Independents and economically persuadable Americans are the least likely to have heard about the plan (65% and 67%, respectively).
Biden and Democrats’ Economic Plan Hits All-Time High Level of Support
Independents support the plan by a 34-point margin and Republicans by a 2-point margin.
Support for Progressive Economic Message Is Even Stronger When Juxtaposed Against the Wealthy
Adding language about making the economy work “for all of us, not just the wealthy few” leads to higher support overall (from net +28 to net +38), including among Democrats (from +52 to +66) and independents (from +38 to +44).
In Contrast to Biden and Democrats’ Plan, Republican Senator Rick Scott’s Economic Plan Is Deeply Unpopular
Scott’s plan is deeply unpopular with independents (57% oppose) and is even 16 points underwater among Republicans.
About The Study
This release features findings from national online surveys of 998 registered voters conducted March 31 - April 4, 2022. Additional interviews were conducted among 100 Hispanic voters, 100 African American voters, 100 independents without a partisan lean, and 74 Asian American and Pacific Islander voters.