According to a OH Predictive Insights pollHeld from September 7 to 12, nearly a third, or 30% of Arizona Democrats, consider Senator Kyrsten Cinema unfavorable. 56% are positive about the senator, who has received negative press in recent months for her opposition to the abolition of the filibuster and for her objections to legislation needed to codify the democratic economic agenda.
Synema’s aversion seems to exceed party boundaries: 48% of Arizona Republicans consider Cinema unfavorable compared to 40% who view her favorably.
The poll, released today and featuring 882 registered voters in Arizona, reported a margin of error of about 3%.
The poll was conducted before Synema and co-senator Joe Manchin (DW Va.) Met with President Joe Biden to discuss how to proceed with the $ 3.5 billion democratic infrastructure bill, which is seen as crucial to the party’s economic agenda.
Biden met with both lawmakers earlier this week, for the third time in as many weeks, to address their concerns. the size of the bill, which would significantly expand the social safety net.
The plan is part of the Democrats’ efforts to respond to the climate crisis, invest in infrastructure and expand education, health care and childcare support. This would be the largest widening of the social safety net in years.
Democrats hope to undo many of the tax cuts Republicans issued under former President Donald Trump as a way to pay for the plan. The plan involves raising the highest corporate tax rate to 26.5% and the highest rate of 39.6% for individuals earning more than $ 400,000 and married couples earning more than $ 450,000.
Both Sinema and Manchin hated the size of the plan, and their meetings with Biden come as Democratic strategists advise the president to play a more active role in legislative talks.