The CBS poll found majority support for many of the Build Back Better Act’s key proposals.
Manchin is demanding that progressives choose between the child tax credit, paid family leave or child care funding.
Analysis shows Manchin’s cuts would lead to his own home state seeing 9,880 fewer jobs each year.
“Does Senator Manchin really believe that seniors are not entitled to digest their food?” Sen. Bernie Sanders asked.
“There’s a big disconnect between the corporate media and working people,” Sanders tweeted.
The senator’s approval rating among Democrats, which was 67 percent earlier this year, has dropped to 46 percent.
Means testing creates unnecessary hurdles to accessing government aid for the people who are most in need.
Right-wing Democrats are set to approve double the amount for defense than the reconciliation bill would cost in a year.
The bank is a top critic of Biden’s proposed corporate tax hike and has donated $47,500 to Sinema’s campaign and PACs.
Progressives argue that they are the ones working to ensure the passage of President Joe Biden’s entire agenda.