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Biden Agenda Underwater, Majority Say No or Negative Impact on Lives

A majority of Americans believe that President Joe Biden’s “Build Back Better” agenda will have either no impact or a negative impact on their lives, with a full plurality believing the impact will be negative. Meanwhile, 50 percent of Americans disapprove of President Joe Biden’s job performance.

The November Emerson College national poll found that while 50 percent of Americans disapprove of Biden’s job as president, only 41 percent approve.

This marks a drastic reversal from Biden’s February polling, in which 49 percent approved of his job performance, and 39 percent disapproved.

Seemingly the most important in the poll, however, is a revelation regarding Biden’s agenda, which congressional Democrats are attempting to pass out of Congress again this week. Thirty-nine percent of Americans believe the Build Back Better bill would have a negative impact on their lives, while 34 percent believe that it would have a positive impact, 16 percent will believe it will have no impact, and 11 remain unsure. That means a majority–55 percent–believe that Biden’s and Democrats’ agenda will have either no or a negative impact on their lives.

Emerson noted the largest drop in disapproval came from black voters, falling from 72 percent approval in February to 52 percent approval in November. Hispanic approval dropped from 56 percent approval in February to 50 percent in November. In contrast, white voters’ approval of Biden dropped from 43 percent in February to 38 percent currently.

Biden’s drop in approval also coincides with voters’ plan to vote for Republicans over Democrats ahead of the pivotal 2022 midterm elections.

Forty-nine percent of Americans said they would vote for a Republican candidate, while 42 percent said they would vote for a Democrat candidate, while nine percent undecided.

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) and Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) hope to hold votes on Biden’s dual infrastructure bills, the $1.2 trillion so-called bipartisan infrastructure bill, or the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act, and the $1.75 Build Back Better reconciliation bill.

Senate Minority Leader Charles Schumer (D-NY) (L) and House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) (Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)

Pelosi has failed so far to cobble together the votes to pass either bill through the House. As Americans become aware of the Democrats’ mammoth Build Back Better bill, they have increasingly soured on the legislation.

KEARNY, NEW JERSEY - OCTOBER 25: U.S. President Joe Biden gives a speech on his Bipartisan Infrastructure Deal and Build Back Better Agenda at the NJ Transit Meadowlands Maintenance Complex on October 25, 2021 in Kearny, New Jersey. On Thursday during a CNN Town Hall, President Joe Biden announced that a deal to pass major infrastructure and social spending measures was close to being done. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi also announced on Sunday that she expects Democrats to have an "agreement" on a framework for the social safety net plan and a vote on the bipartisan infrastructure bill in the next week.The reconciliation package, which was slated at first to cost $3.5 Trillion, would still be the biggest support to expanding education, health care and child care support, and also help to fight the climate crisis as well as make further investments in infrastructure. Congress still needs to pass a bipartisan infrastructure bill by October 31 before the extension of funding for surface transportation expires. (Photo by Michael M. Santiago/Getty Images)

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The Emerson College poll was conducted between November 3 and 4, which surveyed 1,000 registered voters with a three percent margin of error.

Sean Moran is a congressional reporter for Breitbart News. Follow him on Twitter @SeanMoran3.

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