Most Americans nationally and in key battlegrounds express strong support for both investments and tax reforms being considered for the reconciliation package.
Both the infrastructure deal and the Child Tax Credit are driving positive news Americans are hearing about President Biden.
Making the rich pay their fair share and giving tax cuts to the middle class are convincing reasons for Biden’s economic agenda.
The public broadly supports the American Jobs Plan and wants to see the federal government do more to improve the economy.
President Biden and Democrats are more trusted than Republicans to address the pandemic, improve infrastructure, and rebuild the economy.
Focus groups with soft partisans reveal optimism on economy and the pandemic, but concerns about deep political and societal divides.
Majorities of Americans approve of Biden’s job handling and agenda, including his pandemic response, the American Rescue Plan, and the American Jobs Plan.
More Americans credit Biden with recent job creation as he and Democrats are seen more as looking out for the middle and working class; Republicans are seen as favoring the wealthy and corporations.
The conversation about funding infrastructure moves Americans toward support for raising corporate income tax rates.
Biden and the Democratic Party are more trusted to rebuild the economy, and a growing share say it is “getting better.”
Approval ratings of President Biden have remained in net positive territory as support for the American Rescue Plan remains consistently broad.
Most Americans say the Rescue Plan is having a positive impact on them as economic indicators are beginning to improve.
Stimulus checks, middle class benefits, tax credits, and economic growth in news headlines about ARP are seen as having a positive impact on “people like you.”
Though awareness about the American Rescue Plan was low among these participants, more information moved them towards supporting it, with many responding to provisions beyond the $1,400 stimulus checks.
For the first time since the beginning of the pandemic, majorities of Americans believe “the worst is over” with the pandemic and have confidence in their personal financial situation.