More Americans in six critical swing states disapprove of the job President Biden is doing than approve as the administration tries to recover from the bungled military pullout in Afghanistan and a resurgence of COVID cases across the country, according to a new poll.
The president’s approval ratings in Arizona, Florida, Georgia, North Carolina, Pennsylvania and Texas lag behind his disapproval ratings by 10 points or more, a Civiqs survey shows.
In the 2020 presidential election, Biden won three of the states by narrow margins — Arizona, Georgia and Pennsylvania — and former President Donald Trump won the other three by slightly higher margins.
Texas, which Trump won by more than 5 percentage points, has the largest gap in Biden’s ratings at 26 percent.
Fifty-nine percent of Lone Star State residents disapprove of Biden and only 33 percent approve.
The next-highest gap of the six states is Georgia with 15 percent — 38 percent approve and 53 percent disapprove.
He wants the largest corporations to finance the bulk of his economic agenda, intended to assault inequality and level the playing field for Americans.
“It’s time for working families, the folks who built this country, to have their taxes cut,” Biden said on Friday. “And those corporate interests doing everything they can to find allies in Congress to keep that from happening … I’m going to take them on.”
He also ripped into 55 large companies that paid no federal income taxes in 2020, per a report from the left-leaning Institute on Taxation and Economic Policy. Those firms who paid nothing included household names like FedEx and Nike.
Meanwhile, others like Disney are scrambling to kill his proposed tax increases on Capitol Hill.
Biden struck an aggressive tone, picking a fight with large firms as Democrats attempt to meet a key deadline to pass his $3.5 trillion spending plan by September 27. A dozen House committees are drafting their parts of the bill, which will include paid family and medical leave, expanded Medicare benefits, housing aid, and a renewal of the Biden child allowance.
But swaths of Biden’s domestic agenda have begun to crash into resistance from moderate Sens. Joe Manchin of West Virginia and Kyrsten Sinema of Arizona. Manchin called for a “strategic pause” last week and said he could not support such a large package.
Senate Democrats aren’t likely to adopt the joe biden plan in full and instead will make revisions of their own. Sen. Ron Wyden, chair of the Finance Committee, said on Thursday that Democrats will be able to completely finance a package, regardless of its size.
“We will have an expansive menu of revenue options for the caucus to choose from,” he told Insider. “My bottom line is we’ll be able to pay for the priorities the caucus supports.”
Insider obtained a copy of the tax increases Democrats are weighing. They include reining in supercharged CEO pay, targeting stock buybacks, and taxing capital gains — the growth in value for assets like stock between their purchasing date and when they’re sold — equivalent to ordinary income. Bloomberg first reported the story.
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