When likely voters are polled, it’s always fascinating to examine the results. More times than not, the majority of American voters seem to echo the sentiments espoused by Former President Trump.
Whether it be on the border crisis, national lockdowns, vaccine mandates, mask mandates, inflation –whatever the issue — Trump’s messaging seems to resonate while Biden’s seems to falter.
This latest poll proves just that.
Voters believe Joe Biden will break his pledge not to raise taxes on middle-class Americans, according to a new poll.
Biden has promised not to raise taxes on anyone earning less than $400,000, but results of an August survey by Scott Rasmussen and RMG Research posted Tuesday found that 61% of registered voters believe otherwise.
A total of 27% of respondents said they believed a tax increase was unlikely, and 12% said they were unsure.
Among Republicans, 83% said tax hikes were coming. A large number of Democrats (47%) and independents (44%) agreed.
More Progressive Democrats (42%) said taxes are good for the economy than traditional Democrats (31%).
The Senate on Tuesday passed Biden’s $1 trillion bipartisan infrastructure package and chamber Democrats immediately pushed through a $3.5 trillion framework for bolstering family services, health, and environment programs.
Democrats are determined to pass the bill without Republican support through reconciliation to avoid the Senate filibuster.
The White House has said repeatedly that spending on infrastructure and families is popular with voters and will spur economic growth.
Speaker Nancy Pelosi said the House will hold off on passing the bipartisan infrastructure plan until the Senate sends the reconciliation package through.
Democrats in competitive districts, however, are concerned that the large spending and likelihood of a tax increase will hurt them in the next election.
CNN quoted Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee Chair Sean Patrick Maloney, during a closed-door meeting this month, saying, “If the election were held today, we would lose.”
The Examiner reported Ryan Clancy, chief strategist at bipartisan political organization No Labels, said broad national support for the Democrats’ spending is more complicated.
A HarrisX/No Labels poll found that more than two-thirds of voters in 33 swing districts and closely watched House districts are concerned the high spending will result in higher inflation and higher taxes.
Democrat leaders have said voters will reward party members for backing more than $4 trillion in new spending, regardless of whether the legislation is passed along party lines.
These Democrats proving yet again they have no connection with the people they claim to govern. The populous is merely a tool to them. A tool to wield and take advantage of when the right political moment strikes.
Author: Elizabeth Tierney