Poll: 52 Percent Support Senate Filibuster to Block Tax Increases

Poll: 52 Percent Support Senate Filibuster to Block Tax Increases


A Monmouth University poll reported Thursday 52 percent of Americans support the Senate filibuster when used to block tax increases.

The polls asked whether the filibuster should be used to block “tax rate change” legislation. In this instance, the majority of Americans support the filibuster.

The poll’s margin of error is +/- 3.5 percentage points and was conducted by telephone from April 8 to 12, 2021 with 800 adults in the United States.

During President Joe Biden’s speech to a joint session of Congress to promote his American Jobs Plan and American Families Plan Wednesday, he proposed 12 changes to the tax code. Nine of the changes are direct tax increases.

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Despite Biden’s appetite to raise taxes, the Senate is split 50-50 with a needed 60 votes to pass legislation due to the filibuster.

Sen. Joe Manchin (D-WV) primarily stands in the way of the Senate canceling the filibuster, as he possesses

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