|Democrats, Republicans, and independents all agree on one thing: President Biden’s agenda is popular. While Mitch McConnell seems intent on playing politics and blocking progress by the Biden administration, a new Yahoo News/YouGov poll shows GOP voters not only support the bipartisan infrastructure plan, but also overwhelmingly support taxing large corporations and holding them accountable to pay for infrastructure investments.
Yahoo! News: Poll: 6 in 10 GOP voters favor new $1.2 trillion infrastructure plan, boosting Biden’s hopes of a big bipartisan win
- “According to a new Yahoo News/YouGov poll, 6 in 10 Republican voters say they favor the new $1.2 trillion infrastructure package negotiated by a bipartisan group of senators and endorsed by the Biden White House.”
- “One thing both Republicans (57 percent) and Democrats (74 percent) can agree on, though, is that infrastructure improvements should be subsidized by ‘closing loopholes that allow multinational corporations to avoid paying U.S. taxes,’ which is part of both plans; a full 70 percent of Americans say the same.”
- “The public is much less enthusiastic about the GOP’s preferred pay-fors: ‘requiring Americans who benefit from the proposals to pay ‘user fees’ such as gas taxes’ (15 percent) and ‘repurposing money set aside for COVID-19 relief’ (29 percent). In fact, only a minority of Republicans — just 13 percent and 49 percent, respectively — support these funding mechanisms.”