Biden says polling shows Americans want 'everything' that's in his COVID relief plan

During a meeting with labor leaders in the Oval Office on Wednesday, President Biden said that according to polling, Americans want everything his American Rescue Plan calls for.

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- Mr. President, what did you learn from Americans last night about what they want in this plan?

JOE BIDEN: I learned based on the polling data, they want everything that's in the plan, it's not a joke. Everything that's in the plan. I, the fact is, that I'd like to, I asked a rhetorical question, those who opposed the plan, what don't they like? What particular program don't they like? Don't they want to help people with nutrition? Don't they want to help people be able to pay their mortgages? Don't they want to help people get their unemployment insurance? Don't they want to make sure that people are able to stay in their homes without being thrown out of their homes in the middle of this God awful pandemic?

What don't they like? And the truth of the matter is, polling data from last night and all the polls you've all done, they come from you guys. Not you personally, but your networks and your organizations, show that somewhere between 64% and 69% of the American people think we have to do this. And it's not about the money, it's about in order to do everything from open schools as we should to make sure that we're generating income for people who are in real trouble, it's about how much it costs.

The federal government has to chip in, make sure we get this done. And as I said, almost every major economist in the country and the International Monetary Fund as well, says it's going to grow the economy. And that's what we're talking about here. We're going to talk about how we grow the economy.