PRESS RELEASE: NEW POLL: BIPARTISAN SUPPORT FOR AMERICAN RESCUE PLAN REMAINS HIGH AS REPUBLICAN VOTERS FEEL THE IMPACT OF PUBLIC INVESTMENT

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE 
March 26, 2021

Contact: 
Maddy McDaniel, Communications Director

[email protected] or 914-471-7716

NEW POLL: BIPARTISAN SUPPORT FOR AMERICAN RESCUE PLAN REMAINS HIGH AS REPUBLICAN VOTERS FEEL THE IMPACT OF PUBLIC INVESTMENT

73% Of Voters, Including 66% Of Independents and 56% Of Republicans, Still Support The American Rescue Plan

“It was sorely needed and helped out a lot,” Said a Republican Poll Respondent Who Received a Direct Check Under the American Rescue Plan

Voters Credit Democrats Over Republicans For Every Major Provision Of American Rescue Plan By At Least A +36 Point Margin

62% Of Voters Are Glad Democrats Delivered The American Rescue Plan Even Though Republicans Failed To Come On Board

WASHINGTON, D.C. — The American Rescue Plan continues to enjoy bipartisan support as American communities and businesses continue to feel the benefits of robust public investment. According to a new poll by Invest in America and Data For Progress, a majority of voters credit Democrats over Republicans for every major provision of the American Rescue Plan.

The poll also asked voters to share the impact of direct checks on their lives. Responses from Republican voters underscore the overwhelming popularity of robust public investment across the political spectrum. 

“Americans across the country are continuing to see and feel the benefits of public investment as $1,400 direct checks are delivered and Covid vaccinations ramp up — and they know it was delivered by President Biden and Democrats,” said Maddy McDaniel, communications director for Invest in America. “The public investments in the American Rescue Plan are still overwhelmingly popular across party lines. Our leaders should listen to voters across the political spectrum who are giving them permission to continue to go big on large-scale investments in infrastructure, clean energy, and manufacturing to address the major problem facing our nation.”

The poll was conducted of 1,291 likely voters between March 19-21. Read more highlights from the poll below: 

  • 62% of voters are glad Democrats passed the American Rescue Plan even though Republicans failed to support it.
  • 57% of voters believe now is the time to go big by investing in infrastructure to get Americans back to work and rebuild the economy.

Responses from Republican voters on how the American Rescue Plan’s direct checks have helped them illustrate the popularity of going big across party lines.

“Paid for needed dental care.”

— 71 year old White woman from Louisiana, 
identifies as a Republican. 

“Able to buy food and pay bills”

— 69 year old White woman from Tennessee,
leans towards the Republicans. 

“I was able to get food, pay some bills and get my medications.”

— 69 year old White man from Texas, 
identifies as a Republican. 

“A whole lot of safety and daily living”

— 24 year old Asian American woman from Texas, 
identifies as a Republican.

“Help with expenses”

— 21 year old White man from Colorado, 
identifies as a Republican.

“Paid in full outstanding Hospital and medical bills.”

— 60 year old White woman from California, 
identifies as a Republican.

“It was sorely needed and helped out a lot.”

— 48 year old White man from New Mexico, 
identifies as a Republican.

“Made my life much better — can pay all my bills this month & save some.”

— 48 year old White man from New Mexico, 
identifies as a Republican.

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.

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