Not one Indiana Republican in the state’s Congressional delegation voted for the package that brought $5.8 billion in relief to Indiana and its communities
About 47-percent of REPUBLICANS approve of Joe Biden’s handling of the COVID-19 pandemic
INDIANAPOLIS – The Indiana Democratic Party, the organization that advocates for the future of Indiana and its families, today hailed the overall success of President Joe Biden’s American Rescue Plan and the relief it has brought Hoosier families across the state. According to a new poll, more than 70-percent of Americans – including many Hoosiers – approve of the COVID-19 relief package that delivered $1,400 checks to 91-percent of Hoosiers, $5.8 billion to the state and its communities, and about $2 billions for our schools in order to keep our kids and teachers safe.
The Rescue Plan did not receive any support from Republicans in Indiana’s Congressional delegation, and now more than 47-percent of Republican voters support the way President Biden has handled the pandemic. However, this is the modern-day Indiana Republican Party, a political organization with a vision that prioritizes extreme partisanship and conspiracy theories ahead of responsible government and getting things done for Hoosier families.
The Indiana Democratic Party looks forward to discussing the impact the American Rescue Plan is bringing all of the state’s 92 counties in the coming weeks. Democrats are also eager to support the upcoming American Jobs Plan, which will revitalize Indiana’s infrastructure and build a better tomorrow for Hoosier families.
Associated Press: AP-NORC poll: Biden approval buoyed by his pandemic response
“President Joe Biden is plunging into the next phase of his administration with the steady approval of a majority of Americans, according to a new poll from The Associated Press-NORC Center for Public Affairs Research. The survey shows Biden is buoyed in particular by the public’s broad backing for his handling of the coronavirus pandemic.
In the fourth month of his presidency, Biden’s overall approval rating sits at 63%. When it comes to the new Democratic president’s handling of the pandemic, 71% of Americans approve, including 47% of Republicans.
The AP-NORC poll also shows an uptick in Americans’ overall optimism about the state of the country. Fifty-four percent say the country is on the right track, higher than at any point in AP-NORC polls conducted since 2017; 44% think the nation is on the wrong track.
Those positive marks have fueled the Biden White House’s confidence coming out of the president’s first 100 days in office, a stretch in which he secured passage of a sweeping $1.9 trillion pandemic relief package and surged COVID-19 vaccines across the country. The U.S., which has suffered the most virus deaths of any nation, is now viewed enviably by much of the rest of the world for its speedy vaccination program and robust supplies of the shots.” […]
“As has been the case throughout the pandemic, there is a wide partisan gap in Americans’ views of pandemic risks. Among Democrats, 69% say they remain at least somewhat worried about being infected with the virus, compared with just 33% of Republicans.”