NEW POLL: OVERWHELMING MAJORITY SUPPORT BUILD BACK BETTER AGENDA, CURRENT $3.5 TRILLION SIZE

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE 
August 12, 2021

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NEW POLL: OVERWHELMING MAJORITY SUPPORT BUILD BACK BETTER AGENDA, CURRENT $3.5 TRILLION SIZE 

63% of Voters — 56% of Independents and 46% of Republicans — Support Passing the $3.5T Build Back Better Plan Through Reconciliation.

Voters Want a Big Investment Plan  — 54% Believe Investment Plan Should be as Large as Possible, Only 34% Believe It Should Be Small and Targeted.

WASHINGTON, D.C.  A large bipartisan majority of voters support the Build Back Better agenda, with 63% of voters supporting the passage of the latter through reconciliation, according to a new poll released today by Invest in America and Data For Progress. In addition, the poll found that voters would prefer the U.S. to go big when crafting an investment plan, demonstrating that voters are not buying the fear-mongering tactics Republicans have deployed to oppose the agenda.

The poll was conducted with 1,586 likely voters from August 6 – August 9. Key findings include:

  • 63% of voters, including 81% of Democrats, 56% of Independents, and 46% of Republicans, support passage of the Build Back Better agenda through reconciliation.
  • 54% of voters believe the investment plan should be as large as possible to lower costs for middle-class families and keep America competitive globally, while only 34% believe it should be small and targeted.

“Not only is the Build Back Better agenda necessary to grow our economy, create jobs, lower taxes and reduce costs for families — it is incredibly popular,” said Zac Petkanas, senior advisor for Invest in America. “The evidence overwhelmingly shows that Americans want to make critical investments in child care, education, caregiving, and clean energy, and they reject  the opposition’s argument that the Build Back Better agenda is too large. It’s time to make these large-scale investments to create millions of jobs, lower costs, and cut taxes for middle-class Americans. ”

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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