President Joe Biden‘s approval numbers continue to hover in the mid-40s, while a new poll shows that a little more than a third of American voters support changing the filibuster to get voting legislation passed.  

A new Politico-Morning Consult survey showed that 44 per cent of voters somewhat or strongly support the job Biden is doing, versus 53 per cent who said they somewhat or strongly disapprove of the Democrat‘s handling of the job.  

Additionally, 66 per cent of those surveyed describe the U.S. as on the ‘wrong track,’ with 40 per cent saying economic issues will determine how they vote in the 2022 midterm elections

President Joe Biden's approval numbers continue to hover in the mid-40s, with 44 per cent of voters somewhat or strongly supporting the job Biden is doing, versus 53 per cent who said they somewhat or strongly disapprove of the Democrat's handling of the job

President Joe Biden's approval numbers continue to hover in the mid-40s, with 44 per cent of voters somewhat or strongly supporting the job Biden is doing, versus 53 per cent who said they somewhat or strongly disapprove of the Democrat's handling of the job

President Joe Biden’s approval numbers continue to hover in the mid-40s, with 44 per cent of voters somewhat or strongly supporting the job Biden is doing, versus 53 per cent who said they somewhat or strongly disapprove of the Democrat’s handling of the job

Thirty-seven per cent of voters said they supported tinkering with the filibuster. Democrats were much more likely to support the move, with 62 per cent saying they supported it, versus just 17 per cent of Republicans

Thirty-seven per cent of voters said they supported tinkering with the filibuster. Democrats were much more likely to support the move, with 62 per cent saying they supported it, versus just 17 per cent of Republicans

Thirty-seven per cent of voters said they supported tinkering with the filibuster. Democrats were much more likely to support the move, with 62 per cent saying they supported it, versus just 17 per cent of Republicans

On the economy, Biden’s grades are slightly lower than his overall approval numbers. Forty per cent said they somewhat or strongly approved Biden’s handling of the economy versus 54 per cent who strongly or somewhat disapproved.  

This week, Biden has made voting rights his top agenda item – and while provisions within the proposed bills are popular with a majority of Americans, tinkering with the filibuster is not. 

Overall, 37 per cent of registered voters said they supported meddling with the filibuster to get voting rights bills through the U.S. Senate. 

About an even number, 36 per cent, said they did not support this maneuver. 

Democrats were much more likely to support the move, with 62 per cent saying they supported it, versus just 17 per cent of Republicans. 

Biden and Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer have voiced support for a filibuster carve-out that would enable Senate Democrats to pass two House-passed voting rights bills, but Democratic moderates like Sen. Joe Manchin, are against meddling with the filibuster without some GOP support. 

The parts of the bills that are popular with the public include making Election Day a federal holiday. 

Pollsters found this was backed by 61 per cent of voters. 

Additionally, 65 per cent supported expanding access to early voting and 64 per cent support provisions that would prohibit partisan gerrymandering. 

Sixty-three per cent backed requiring states with a recent history of voting rights legislation to have to go through the Department of Justice before making changes to voting laws, a component in the John R. Lewis Voting Rights Advancement Act. 

Even 58 per cent of Republicans favored DOJ oversight, pollsters found.           

Source: dailymail

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