PRESS RELEASE: NEW POLL: HUGE SUPPORT FOR BIDEN’S JOBS, FAMILIES PLANS FINANCED BY DEFICIT OR WEALTHY; PASSED BY RECONCILIATION 

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May 5, 2021

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NEW POLL: HUGE SUPPORT FOR BIDEN’S JOBS, FAMILIES PLANS FINANCED BY DEFICIT OR WEALTHY; PASSED BY RECONCILIATION   

Large Majorities Support The American Families Plan If It’s Accompanied By Tax Increases On the Wealthy OR If Deficit Financed

65% of Voters Would Support Passing The American Jobs Plan Through Reconciliation

57% of Voters Would Support Passing The American Families Plan Through Reconciliation

WASHINGTON, D.C.  According to a new poll from Invest in America and Data For Progress, voters overwhelmingly support President Biden’s American Jobs and Families Plans — regardless of whether they are passed through reconciliation — and support the American Families Plan no matter if it’s accompanied by a tax increase on the wealthy or adds to the national debt.

“No matter which way you slice it, Americans overwhelmingly agree that we should be making large scale investments in our nation’s physical and human infrastructure,” said Zac Petkanas, senior advisor for Invest in America. “What they don’t care about is Washington’s obsession with finding ‘one-to-one pay-fors’ or gaining bipartisan support amongst lawmakers at all costs. They care about creating millions of high paying jobs and boosting economic growth by prioritizing roads, bridges, U.S. manufacturing, schools, caregivers, families, and health care like the American Jobs and Families Plans do.”

The poll found that:

  • 63% of voters support the American Families Plan if it’s accompanied by raising taxes on the wealthy.
  • 57% of voters support the American Families Plan if it adds “to the national debt.”
  • majority of Independents support both options.
  • 65% of voters would support passing the American Jobs Plan through reconciliation.
  • 57% of voters would support passing the American Families Plan through reconciliation.

The survey was conducted with 1,402 voters from April 30 – May 2.

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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