Biden, the Dems, and their media started out touting this mess as “bipartisan” because even though no Republicans signed on, they claimed that Republicans in polls support their agenda. How far we’ve come since then now that not even a majority of Dems believe in it.
The ABC News/Ipsos poll, which was conducted using Ipsos’ KnowledgePanel, found that a plurality (32%) of Americans think the bills would hurt people like them if they became law, while fewer (25%) think it would help them. Nearly 2 in 10 (18%) think the bills would make no difference, and 24% said they didn’t know.
Even among Democrats alone, fewer than half (47%) think the two bills would help people like them. A quarter of Democrats think the bills would make no difference for people like them and about 2 in 10 (22%) don’t know how they would impact their lives. Nearly two-thirds (64%) of Republicans think the bills would hurt people like them, and so do about 3 in 10 (29%) independents.
So much for the “Social welfare is infrastructure” routine.
Most Americans correctly see this whole mess as a bunch of Washington D.C. insiders prioritizing their own agendas. The general public wants a return to some kind of functional normalcy, whether it’s full store shelves, an end to runaway prices, and a state of perpetual fear.
The public is not all that thrilled about the Dem majority prioritizing its own agendas even if they claim they’re saving the planet.
Most people are non-ideological. It’s why independents are a majority. They fire politicians from one party or another when the country is a mess. And despite the desperate media spin, the country is a mess. That’s the key to Biden’s terrible poll numbers.
The lefties placed their bets on being able to punish Sinema and Manchin for going against the will of the party. But not even most Democrats think the bills will do them any good. It may have been Sinema and Manchin who made the smart bet of tilting against the wind.