PRESS RELEASE: NEW POLL: BUILD BACK BETTER FRAMEWORK SUPPORTED BY A BROAD MAJORITY OF VOTERS
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
November 2, 2021
Maddy McDaniel, Communications Director
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NEW POLL: BUILD BACK BETTER FRAMEWORK SUPPORTED BY A BROAD MAJORITY OF VOTERS
The Consensus is Clear: Voters Overwhelmingly Support the Build Back Better Act and Its Specific Provisions
61% of Voters — Including 54% of Independents — Support Passing the Build Back Better Act
A Majority of Voters Believe That the Build Back Better Act Will Create Millions of Jobs and New Opportunities for Americans
WASHINGTON, D.C. — A majority of voters support the Build Back Better Act framework announced by President Biden last week and strongly support its provisions, according to a new poll released today by Invest in America and Data For Progress. Additionally, the poll found that a majority of voters believe the plan will create millions of jobs and new opportunities for Americans, including those without college degrees.
“It couldn’t be more clear: a majority of voters support the long-awaited Build Back Better framework’s investments in climate, care, health care and more,” said Zac Petkanas, senior advisor for Invest in America. “They understand that this plan is going to create millions of jobs, boost our economy, and help our middle-class families by lowering costs and cutting taxes. It’s time to pass the Build Back Better Act, along with the Bipartisan Infrastructure Deal, together this week.”
The poll was conducted with 1,177 likely voters from October 29 – November 1. Key findings include:
78% of voters, including 91% of Democrats, 73% of Independents, and 67% of Republicans, support increasing access to long-term care for seniors and people with disabilities.
75% of voters, including 87% of Democrats, 72% of Independents, and 65% of Republicans, support expanding Medicare coverage to include hearing coverage.
66% of voters, including 87% of Democrats and 60% of Independents, support investing in housing affordability and reducing price pressures, including in rural areas.
63% of voters, including 84% of Democrats, 57% of Independents, and 44% of Republicans, support investing in child care so that families don’t spend more than 7% of their income on child care.
63% of voters, including 86% of Democrats, 54% of Independents, and 42% of Republicans, support providing universal pre-K to all three and four year-olds.
63% of voters, including 88% of Democrats and 57% of Independents, support funding for expanding the use of clean energy, preparing for extreme weather events, and creating new American jobs in manufacturing and environmental conservation.
61% of voters, including 89% of Democrats and 57% of Independents, support the Build Back Better Act.
60% of voters, including 81% of Democrats and 57% of Independents, support extending the expansion of the Earned Income Tax Credit.
- 51% of voters believe the Build Back Better plan will provide older Americans and children new opportunities and will create millions of jobs available for people who don’t have college degrees.
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.
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.