A Politico/Morning Consult poll this week highlighted one of the challenges the White House still faces in both passing President Joe Biden’s agenda and then getting credit for it with voters next year. The survey found that 61% of respondents were not familiar with the “American Jobs Plan” and 62% were not familiar with the “American Families Plan”—two proposals that lie at the heart of Biden’s agenda and stand to fundamentally transform the nation’s economic landscape.
Just over one-third of respondents had heard of each plan and correctly identified them as Democratic proposals.
Together, the proposals represent roughly $4 trillion in spending that the White House and congressional Democrats are trying to marshal into law either with Republican help or without it. The measures would create millions of jobs, transform the labor market through free job training and educational opportunities, enhance the social safety net with increased spending on child care and parental leave, and make historic investments in climate change and clean-energy initiatives.
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