Republicans botching chance to turn tide against Biden’s $1.9 trillion spending

Democrats’ favorite sales pitch for President Biden’s $1.9 trillion spending package is its popularity, but experts warn good poll numbers rarely equate to automatically good policy — especially when the federal government is cutting checks willy-nilly.

“The American Rescue Plan, I believe and, according to the polling data, the vast majority of Americans believe, is essential to giving them some help,” Biden said Friday during a White House roundtable discussion on his proposed massive package.

The White House, congressional Democrats, and their network of allies have repeatedly brought up those very polls in emails, interviews, and press conferences when stumping for the spending plan.

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