PRESS RELEASE: NEW DIGITAL AD: THE BUILD BACK BETTER AGENDA CAN’T HELP THAT IT’S SO POPULAR

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
August 24, 2021

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NEW DIGITAL AD: THE BUILD BACK BETTER AGENDA CAN’T HELP THAT IT’S SO POPULAR

Voters Support Every Provision in the Build Back Better Agenda, and Want it Passed Through Reconciliation

Voters Aren’t Falling for Inflation Fear-Mongering — And, They Will Be Less Likely to Support Lawmakers Who Obstruct the Plan 

[Invest in America]

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Today, Invest in America launched a digital ad, “Popular,” highlighting the immense popularity of the Build Back Better agenda. View the digital ad here.

“The Build Back Better agenda can’t help that it’s so popular,” said Maddy McDaniel, communications director for Invest in America. “You don’t need ESPN to see that this plan is more popular than the Plastics — because it will create millions of jobs, lower costs, and lower taxes for middle class families. It’s not like a regular plan, it’s a cool plan.”

There is widespread support for the Build Back Better agenda: 

  • 62% of voters, including 83% of Democrats, 56% of Independents, and 41% of Republicans, support passage of the Build Back Better agenda through reconciliation.

  • 82% of voters believe that it is important for the U.S. to invest in initiatives in addition to physical infrastructure, including expanding educational opportunities and strengthening the social safety net.

Voters think the Build Back Better agenda should be as big as possible. 

  • 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.

Voters aren’t phased by inflation fear-mongering from Republicans:

  • 57% of voters believe that the U.S. should invest more to create jobs and economic growth, while only 33% were concerned that investments would create more inflation.

Voters support every provision in the Build Back Better agenda:

  • 74% of voters, including 70% of Independents and 64% of Republicans, support repairing and modernizing K-12 school buildings.

  • 72% of voters, including 72% of Independents and 59% of Republicans, support funding to modernize the electric grid and conduct new research.

  • 63% of voters, including 56% of Independents and 50% of Republicans, support lowering the Medicare eligibility age from 65 to 60.

  • 61% of voters, including 56% of Independents, support universal pre-kindergarten for all 3- and 4-year-olds.

  • 62% of voters, including 56% of Independents, support two years of tuition-free community college.

Voters want the plan to reward work, not wealth, by ensuring that corporations and the wealthy pay their fair share:

  • 64% of voters, including 62% of Independents, support paying for the plan by increasing the tax rate on large corporations.

  • 67% of voters, including 60% of Independents, support paying for the plan by increasing the tax rate on Americans making more than $400,000.

  • 67% of voters, including 58% of Independents, support paying for the plan by increasing the budget of the IRS to ensure that wealthy Americans pay what they owe.

Voters will pull support from lawmakers who refuse to advance the plan:

  • 55% of voters, including a majority of Independents, would be less likely to support a lawmaker who blocked those investments in order to pass a bipartisan investment in physical infrastructure alone

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.

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