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Nearly 90% of Americans support bipartisan infrastructure spending

Posted on February 4, 2019

Support for work this year on a broader, bipartisan infrastructure bill was expressed by 88% of both Republican and Democrat likely voters and 84% those not aligned with either party.
Kevin McCoy
Support for work this year on a broader, bipartisan infrastructure bill was expressed by 88% of both Republican and Democrat likely voters and 84% those not aligned with either party.Kevin McCoy

According to a new poll conducted January 23-24 by Rasmussen Reports for the American Road & Transportation Builders Association (ARTBA) and American Public Transportation Association (APTA), almost 90% believe "the Democratic leadership and President Trump should work together during 2019 to pass legislation that would improve other infrastructure."

Support for work this year on a broader, bipartisan infrastructure bill was expressed by 88% of both Republican and Democrat likely voters and 84% those not aligned with either party.

"Americans want to see a bipartisan bill with strong investments in public transit, and other crucial infrastructure because they know it will have wide-ranging benefits for workers, businesses, the economy, and their quality of life," said APTA President/CEO Paul P. Skoutelas.

The poll also provided insights on why support for a broad infrastructure initiative is so strong. Ninety-six percent of those surveyed agreed "improving infrastructure like our roads, bridges, public transit, water systems, and the power grid" is either "very important" (62% and 64%) or "somewhat important" (34% and 32%) to both "future U.S. economic growth" and "the quality of life of our children and grandchildren."

Field work for all Rasmussen Reports surveys is conducted by Pulse Opinion Research Inc. The margin of sampling error for the poll is +/- three percentage points with a 95% level of confidence.

To view the report, click here.

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