The Biden agenda continues to be broadly popular with American voters

The Biden agenda continues to be broadly popular with American voters

This month’s Daily Kos/Civiqs survey tested a dozen separate policies representing key aspects of President Joe Biden’s agenda to discern how the American public perceives them.  

Of those the policies, 10 of 12 registered above water, with either a majority or plurality of voters viewing them favorably. Biden’s hands-down most popular policy was his nationwide vaccination push, with 71% – 12% approval. Biden’s least popular policies—and the only two underwater—were his revocation of Keystone XL permits (43% – 49%) and his reversal of Trump’s immigration/border policies (44% – 50%).  But overall, the takeaway on Biden’s policy initiatives, both domestic and foreign, is they remain largely popular. 

Below are the top lines on the responses. Registered voters were given four options: approve, disapprove, not something I care about, and unsure. Anywhere the last two categories exceeded 10% is noted in parentheticals. 

Popularity of Biden’s Policies (Civiqs polling)

Approve
Disapprove
Net approval

COVID-19 vaccination push

71%
12%
+59

Making Juneteenth a federal holiday

49%
30% 

+19 (18% Don’t Care)

Passing American Rescue Plan

55%
38%
+17

Leaving Afghanistan

52%
35%

+17 (12% Unsure)

Canceling student debt for borrowers with disabilities

52%
36%
+16

Enhanced child tax credit payments

50%
34%
+16

Passing Bipartisan infrastructure bill in Senate

52%
41%
+11

Ending Trump ban on Transgender Military service
48%
40%
+8

Rejoining Paris Climate Agreement

51%
44%
+7

Extending enhanced unemployment benefits

48%
45%
+3

Reversing Trump immigration policies

44%
50%
–6

Revoking Keystone XL permits

43%
49%
–6

Overall, those are some auspicious numbers for the Biden agenda. However, they do not explain why Biden’s approval rating has slipped over the last several months/weeks, depending on the poll. I plan to address that question more fully in my weekend column. However, generally speaking, Biden’s slip in approval doesn’t seem to be easily attributed to one specific policy or decision. Rather, a host of issues and circumstances are probably at play. Whether those factors persist or prove to be decisive in next year’s midterms remains to be seen.

From Daily Kos at Read More. This article is republished from DailyKos under an open content license. Read the original article at DailyKos.

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