Biden's new challenge is to connect infrastructure law with economic issues

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Today, President Biden is celebrating the great bipartisan / unity / co-operation he is campaigning for - when he signed a $ 1.2 billion infrastructure bill into law.

"We can consolidate energy, stop screaming, and lower temperatures," Biden said in his opening remarks. "For without unity there is no peace, but wrath and anger."

Biden crisis: The public is not rewarded by the bill.

The Washington Post / ABC vote, which took place after the House passed the infrastructure bill, has Biden 's work rate of 41 percent, or a similar poll shows 63 percent of Americans support bipartisan infrastructure law (and 58 percent prefer his spending. on climate change, kindergarten and health care).

In addition, the survey found that only 35 percent of Americans believe Biden achieved a significant amount or a good amount during his first 10 months in office.

One of the reasons Biden did not get into debt for this infrastructure bill - unless it took the House three months to pass it after the Senate did - is that Americans do not see it as linked to their economic concerns.

Only 29 percent of Americans have a positive view of the economy, while 70 percent see it negatively, according to a similar Post / ABC vote.

And 59 percent said they were very worried that Biden would do too much to increase the size and role of government, even though the majority supported large-scale infrastructure and public safety bills.

The bottom line: Although unemployment is low and wages are rising, the economy is feeling the pinnacle for most Americans, as prices in goods and services continue to rise.

And Biden, for now, seems to be focusing on his legacy and his long-term agenda - rather than the problems society is feeling.

One more thing: Three months after 19 GOP senators helped pass the bipartisan infrastructure bill - and three months after Biden White House focused more on their integrated public safety law - what would the current building signature be like?

Build they will come

But national Democrats appear to be convinced that campaigning for a popular infrastructure bill and a law / care / health / health law (once passed in Congress) is a way to improve Biden's numbers and the party's political fortunes, reports NBC's Sahil Kapur.

"Voters are very critical of what politicians say they will do, so Democrats should do it," Democratic Alliance strategist Jesse Ferguson told Kapur. "This space will not be closed by telling people what we are going to do. It will close by showing people what we are doing."

Adds Rep. Sean Patrick Maloney, DN.Y., chairman of the DCCC: "We are about to introduce a global pre-k and extend the tax cuts. The job now is to go out and sell it. only. ”

And this week, Biden headed to New Hampshire (Tuesday) and Michigan (Wednesday) to sell the infrastructure bill.

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