Growing share of Dems support nixing the filibuster

Morning Consult/Politico polling shows that more than a third of Democrats (34 percent) say abolition of the 60-vote threshold to advance legislation in the Senate should be a “top priority,” up 10 percentage points since the 117th Congress convened in January, while another 3 in 10 say it should be an “important, but lower” priority – roughly in line with most previous polls.

The uptick in prioritization comes a week after another Morning Consult/Politico survey found that a 45 percent plurality of voters – including 62 percent of Democrats – said bills in the Senate should only be required to have a simple majority in order to pass.