New Polling Shows Bipartisan Support for Policies in Biden’s First 100 Days and His Future Agenda
WASHINGTON, D.C. — As President Biden concludes his first 100 days in office with historic job creation and economic growth, a majority of Americans (61 percent) say that Biden ‘puts working and middle class people first,’ including a majority of Independents (54 percent).
President Biden’s signature legislative achievement thus far, the American Rescue Plan, generated sweeping bipartisan support for “checks in pockets” (75 percent) and “shots in arms” (73 percent). Over 60 percent of Americans also support his creation of 900,000 new jobs in a single month (68 percent), expanding access to healthcare (66 percent), and executive actions to prevent gun violence (61 percent).
In addition, two-thirds of Americans support Biden’s proposal to withdraw all American troops from Afghanistan by September 11th, including more than four in five Democrats (83 percent), 63 percent of Independents, and almost half of Republicans (48 percent). In focus groups conducted by Navigator in Nevada, Texas, and Florida last week, a Texas Republican crystallized the sentiment, saying she will “…always look more kindly on a president that wants to bring our military home.”
“During President Biden’s first 100 days, Americans have seen historic job growth and action,” said Bryan Bennett, Director of Polling & Analytics at the Hub Project. “President Biden inherited a pandemic out of control and an economy in despair, but people can feel the changes he’s making and are broadly supportive of his multifaceted agenda. With vast support from the public on his handling of the vaccine rollout and getting relief into bank accounts swiftly, his popular, sweeping proposals like the American Jobs Plan and American Families Plan meaningfully show how Biden is prioritizing working people in his plan to build back better.”