Manchin Raises New Concerns
"They're very much concerned, inflation has hit them extremely hard," Manchin said of West Virginia voters. "And It's taking a toll," added Manchin. "And I hear it when I go to the grocery store, or if I go to the gas station. They say, 'Are you as mad as I am?' and I say, 'Absolutely.'"
West Virginia is the second-poorest state in the country, with a median household income of $48,850 and a poverty rate of just over 17.5 percent, according to World Population Review.
The MRE Research poll found that 61 percent of West Virginia voters either "strongly" or "somewhat" approved of Manchin, while Biden's approval rating in the state was a dismal 33 percent. A 54 percent majority said that they "strongly" disapproved of Biden, with only 19 percent saying the same of Manchin.
Perhaps more worryingly for the president and others who hope to pass the Build Back Better Act, 61 percent of West Virginians said that Manchin "should oppose President Biden's multi-trillion dollar spending proposal." In contrast, 77 percent supported the $1.2 trillion bipartisan infrastructure bill that Manchin helped pass and Biden signed into law on Monday.
Dear Senator Manchin, Just Kill It
The BBB costs are understated and benefits overstated. BBB adds to inflation pressures, contains budget gimmicks and entitlements that will not end as scheduled.
61% of West Virginia voters don't want it. No one with any modicum of common sense wants it as written.
The bill was written by socialists for socialists. It deserves to die.
Dear Joe, just kill it. Better yet, declare yourself an independent, then caucus with the Republicans.
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