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Survey: Sen. Manchin Gains Support after Opposing the Big Government Socialism Bill

January 04, 2022

  • 59 percent of West Virginia voters now approve of Sen. Manchin’s job performance – a 7-point bump after he opposed the Build Back Better Bill, also known as the Big Government Socialism Bill.
  • West Virginians who “Strongly Approve” of Sen. Manchin nearly doubled after he opposed the Big Government Socialism Bill.
  • 2 in 3 West Virginians say more government spending would Lead to Higher Consumer Costs.

Washington, D.C. – The Save America Coalition, a group opposed to the radical far-left policies in the Big Government Socialism bill, released a new survey today showing support for Senator Joe Manchin increased after his opposition to the Big Government Socialism Bill.

“Our polling shows that no amount of political pressure or backroom deal-making will make the horrible provisions in this multi-trillion-dollar government spending bill popular with Americans,” said Brooke L. Rollins, President and CEO of the America First Policy Institute. “Knowing this, it is no surprise that Senator Manchin solidified support by 7-points overall and by 15-points among those who ‘Strongly Approve’ after he opposed this misguided bill.”   

The poll found that most West Virginians oppose the Big Government Socialism Bill, and nearly two-thirds of West Virginians believe the bill would lead to higher costs for gas and groceries.

Survey results here. Highlights include:

Senator Manchin gained support in West Virginia after he opposed the Build Back Better Bill.

Nearly 60 percent (59 percent) of voters now approve of Joe Manchin’s job performance.  Among voters who “Strongly Approve” of Sen. Manchin, the percentage nearly doubled from 17% to 32%.

Voters understand that additional government spending means higher prices for American families.

West Virginia families feel the impact of inflation, and 69 percent believe increasing government spending will lead to higher costs for gas and groceries.

West Virginians are paying attention to the Big Government Socialism Bill, or the so-called Build Back Better Bill, and understand what is at stake.

46 percent of West Virginia voters reported discussing the Big Government Socialism Bill with family and friends.

Voters understand that China’s use of slave labor undercuts American workers.

80 percent of West Virginians believe China’s use of slave labor undercuts American workers.

The leadership and founders of the Save America Coalition include the America First Policy Institute, Americans for Tax Reform, Americans for Prosperity, the Center for Renewing America, the Conservative Partnership Institute, FreedomWorks, Heritage Action for America, and the Texas Public Policy Foundation, among others.