Senate Democrats recently threatened to eliminate the filibuster if their "Build Back Better" and "For The People Act" bills weren't passed. Such a strategy, however, holds serious political dangers for elected Democrats: A bipartisan majority of both Republicans and Democrats support keeping the filibuster, a new I&I/TIPP Poll shows.
Responding to recent events, the monthly I&I/TIPP Poll, posted also at tippinsights, asked the following question:
As you may be aware, the filibuster is a Senate procedure that has been used to prevent the Senate from passing controversial legislation, even if a simple majority of 51 senators support it. To end a filibuster, a cloture vote of at least sixty senators out of one hundred is required. Do you support or oppose the use of the filibuster in the United States Senate?
Overall, a solid plurality support keeping the filibuster. Of those queried, 46% said they supported the parliamentary maneuver, versus 31% who said they don't. Another 23% said they weren't sure.