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Poll: 43 percent of voters grade infrastructure in their area as 'somewhat good'

A plurality of voters characterized infrastructure around where they live as "somewhat good," a new Hill-HarrisX poll found.

Forty-three percent of respondents in the April 2-5 survey said roads and bridges in their area were somewhat good, with 22 percent saying they were very good. Those who were displeased with the state of roads and bridges consisted of 23 percent saying they were somewhat bad and 12 percent saying they were very bad.

When it came to other aspects of infrastructure, 81 percent said their broadband internet was somewhat or very good, with only 19 percent say it was somewhat or very bad.

Seventy-eight percent said their drinking water was somewhat or very good, with 22 percent giving the water quality poor marks.

Seventy percent of voters said public transportation in their area was somewhat or very good, while the rest said it was somewhat or very bad.

Rural voters were more likely than urban or suburban voters to give their area's infrastructure a good rating.

The poll results come as President BidenJoe BidenObama, Clinton reflect on Mondale's legacy Biden, Harris commend Mondale in paving the way for female VP Mondale in last message to staff: 'Joe in the White House certainly helps' MORE moves ahead with his $2.25 trillion proposal aimed at upgrading the country's infrastructure, from improving roads and bridges to expanding broadband internet. The administration is pushing for corporate tax hike to pay for the package.

Biden signaled on Wednesday that compromise on the eventual bill is likely as some Republicans and even some moderate Democrats push back on certain components of the package.

The Hill-HarrisX poll was conducted online among 1,882 registered voters. It has a margin of error of plus or minus 1.87 percentage points.

Gabriela Schulte