ICYMI: PRESS SEC JEN PSAKI CITES DATA FOR PROGRESS/INVEST IN AMERICA POLL SHOWING BIPARTISAN SUPPORT FOR INFRASTRUCTURE INVESTMENT 

During today’s daily press briefing, White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki cited a recent Data for Progress/Invest in America poll showing that voters across the political spectrum support a multi-trillion dollar investment in infrastructure — and want the wealthy and big corporations to pay their fair share.

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Read highlights from the poll below:

  • More than 60% of voters support every potential provision of a proposed multi-trillion dollar investment in areas including repairing roads, bridges, drinking water systems and public transportation, and investing in clean energy.
  • By a 35-point margin, likely voters prefer to pay for the plan by increasing taxes, not cutting spending on social programs. Crucially, Independents prefer raising taxes by a 25-point margin.
  • 52% of voters believe infrastructure investment will drive economic growth, create good-paying jobs, and pay for itself in the long run.
  • 53% of voters believe Republicans should work with, rather than obstruct, President Biden to pass the Build Back Better plan.
The poll was conducted of 1,291 likely voters between March 19-21. Read the full polling tabs and methodology here.

About Invest in America

Invest In America is a national rapid response operation advocating for robust public investment to rescue the economy from the COVID crisis and create prosperity for the future, and to fight back against fear-mongers who use deficit concerns as a scapegoat to starve American communities and businesses of resources. 

The operation consists of two components: Invest in America, the charitable and public education arm, which is a fiscally sponsored project of Economic Security Project funded by the William and Flora Hewlett Foundation and Economic Security Project co-chair Chris Hughes; and Invest in America Action, the advocacy and social welfare arm, which is a fiscally sponsored project of Economic Security Project Action funded by Chris Hughes and the Omidyar Network.

Learn more at InvestInAmericaNow.com and @InvestNowUSA, and InvestinAmericaProject.com.

About Data for Progress

Data for Progress is a progressive think tank and polling firm, which arms movements with data-driven tools to fight for a more equitable future. DFP provides polling, data-based messaging, and policy generation for the progressive movement, and advises campaigns and candidates with the tools they need to win. DFP polling is regularly cited by The New York Times, The Washington Post, and hundreds of other trusted news organizations.

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