PRESS RELEASE: NEW POLL: BROAD MAJORITY OF VOTERS SUPPORT THE BUILD BACK BETTER ACT AND ITS PROVISIONS 

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE 
December 15, 2021

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NEW POLL: BROAD MAJORITY OF VOTERS SUPPORT THE BUILD BACK BETTER ACT AND ITS PROVISIONS 

63% of Voters — Including 64% of Independents — Support the Build Back Better Act 

Voters Broadly Support the Build Back Better Act’s Provisions & Believe the Act Will Support the Most Vulnerable Americans

WASHINGTON, D.C. — A majority of voters support passage of the Build Back Better Act and believe it will ensure that the most vulnerable Americans are always supported, according to a new poll released today by Invest in America and Data For Progress. Additionally, the poll found that a majority of voters support the Build Back Better Act’s provisions.

The poll was conducted with 1,392 likely voters from December 10 – December 13. Key findings include:

  • 63% of voters, including 88% of Democrats and 64% of Independents, support the Build Back Better Act.

  • 63% of voters, including 88% of Democrats and 66% of Independents, support the Build Back Better Act when informed about its pay-fors.

  • 54% of voters believe that the Build Back Better Act’s programs would ensure that the most vulnerable Americans are always supported.

“The Build Back Better Act and its historic investments in child care, education, clean energy, and more, remain as popular as ever. That’s because Americans know that this bill will lower key costs, cut taxes for working Americans, and create millions of good-paying jobs,” said Zac Petkanas, senior advisor for Invest in America.

Voters also overwhelmingly support the individual provisions of the Build Back Better agenda, including the following:

  • 62% of voters, including 81% of Democrats, 63% of Independents, and 40% of Republicans, support guaranteeing four weeks of paid family and medical leave for all workers.

  • 78% of voters, including 88% of Democrats, 81% of Independents, and 63% of Republicans, support investing in long-term care for seniors and people with disabilities.

  • 76% of voters, including 88% of Democrats, 78% of Independents, and 63% of Republicans, support expanding Medicare so that it includes hearing coverage.

  • 63% of voters, including 82% of Democrats, 65% of Independents, and 42% of Republicans, support investing in affordable housing and building, preserving, and improving rental units and homes.

  • 64% of voters, including 85% of Democrats, 63% of Independents, and 41% of Republicans, support increasing Pell grants for low-income students and funding for workforce developments and minority-serving colleges.

  • 62% of voters, including 84% of Democrats, 66% of Independents, and 36% of Republicans, support investing in clean energy, preparing for extreme weather events, and creating new jobs in manufacturing and conservation.

  • 62% of voters, including 82% of Democrats and 66% of Independents, support extending the Earned Income Tax Credit for one year.

  • 57% of voters, including 76% of Democrats and 63% of Independents, support investing in universal pre-K for all three and four year-olds.

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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