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As President Biden unveils a major infrastructure plan, a new poll has found a majority of voters are on board with tax increases to get it funded.

In a Politico/Morning Consult poll released Wednesday, 54 percent of registered voters said they would support an infrastructure plan that would be funded by raising taxes for those making over $400,000 a year and increasing the corporate tax rate. This was compared to 27 percent who said they’re in favor of infrastructure improvements, but not with these tax increases.

In fact, 57 percent of respondents said that the plan being funded by tax increases for those making over $400,000 would make them “more likely to support” it, while 47 percent said they’d be more likely to support it with corporate tax rate increases. The poll also found support for several components that may be included in the package, including funding climate change research and increased housing options for low-income Americans.

Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.), though, has said “I don’t think there’s going to be any enthusiasm on our side for a tax increase” to fund the infrastructure bill. Indeed, Politico writes that the bill will “almost certainly need to go through budget reconciliation to pass” seeing as “finding 10 Republicans to support a bill of this size and with this kind of tax hike is all but hopeless.”

The Politico/Morning Consult poll was conducted by speaking to 2,043 registered voters from March 26-29. The margin of error was 2 percentage points. See the full results here. Brendan Morrow

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