United States President Joe Biden speaks about his $ 2 trillion infrastructure plan during an event at Carpenters Pittsburgh Training Center in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania on March 31, 2021.
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More than half of Americans say they support President Joe Biden’s performance to date and agree with his sweeping proposal for an infrastructure, according to a new NBC News poll.
Poll results, released on Sunday, showed that 53% of respondents approve of Biden’s inauguration, including 90% Democrats, 61% of Independents and 9% of Republicans, while 39% of respondents disapprove of Biden’s performance.
The president also received support for his coronavirus bailout package, approved in March, and his $ 2 trillion infrastructure proposal, which is designed to help boost the post-pandemic economy.
The poll found that 46% of Americans thought the president’s $ 1.9 trillion Covid relief bill, which included direct payments to Americans and expanded unemployment insurance, was a good idea. while 25% thought it was a bad idea and 26% had no opinion.
Additionally, 61% of respondents said the worst of the U.S. pandemic is over, while only 19% think the worst is yet to come.
Biden’s infrastructure plan, which aims to revitalize U.S. transportation infrastructure, water systems, broadband, manufacturing, and combat climate change, was also popular with respondents. 59% said the plan was a good idea, 21% disagreed, and 19% disagreed.
Reactions varied across party lines: 87% of Democrats, 68% of Independents and 21% of Republicans said they supported the infrastructure plan.
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“What we don’t know is whether this is part of a 100-day honeymoon or something that is more permanent and permanent for the Biden-Harris administration,” said Democratic pollster Jeff Horwitt of Hart Research Associates, who conducted the poll with the Republican pollster Bill McInturff conducted by Public Opinion Strategies, NBC News told.
“What we do know is that Joe Biden’s presidency is timely,” said Horwitt.
The president also received high marks for his handling of the coronavirus pandemic, which received 69% approval, as well as his handling of the economy, which received 52% approval.
Regarding the unification of the country and dealing with racial relations, 52% and 49% of respondents agreed.
Participants were less satisfied with Biden’s handling of relations with China, arms issues, and border security and immigration. The poll also found that 80% of people still believe the US is largely divided, despite Biden’s promises to unite the country.
The survey polled 1,000 adults across the country from April 17th to 20th. The error rate is plus or minus 3.1 percentage points.