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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE 
November 17, 2021

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

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

Voters Broadly Support the Build Back Better Act’s Provisions & Pay-Fors

WASHINGTON, D.C. — A substantial majority of voters support the Build Back Better Act in its current form 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 support the Act’s pay-fors.

The poll was conducted with 1,298 likely voters from November 11 – November 16. Key findings include:

  • 64% of voters, including 87% of Democrats, 63% of Independents, and 42% of Republicans, support the Build Back Better Act.

  • 64% of voters, including 85% of Democrats, 66% of Independents, and 39% of Republicans, support the Build Back Better Act when informed of its pay-fors.

  • 73% of voters, including 83% of Democrats, 71% of Independents, and 62% of Republicans, support investing in long-term care for seniors and people with disabilities.

  • 69% of voters, including 83% of Democrats, 67% of Independents, and 55% of Republicans, support expanding Medicare so that it includes hearing coverage.

  • 61% of voters, including 82% of Democrats, 61% of Independents, and 39% of Republicans, support investing in clean energy, preparing for extreme weather events, and creating new jobs in manufacturing and conservation.

  • 60% of voters, including 79% of Democrats, 60% of Independents, and 41% of Republicans, support investing in affordable housing and building, preserving, and improving rental units and homes.

  • 59% of voters, including 80% of Democrats, 57% of Independents, and 40% of Republicans, support increasing Pell grants for low-income students and funding for workforce developments and minority-serving colleges.

  • 57% of voters, including 79% of Democrats and 50% of Independents, support investing in universal pre-K for all three and four year-olds.

“Now more than ever, voters are showing their clear support for the Build Back Better Act and its historic investments in child care, education, clean energy, and more,” said Zac Petkanas, senior advisor for Invest in America. “They know that this bill will help our middle-class families by lowering costs and cutting taxes, creating millions of jobs, and boosting our economy.”

Voters also overwhelmingly support the pay-fors of the Build Back Better agenda, including the following:

  • 70% of voters, including 69% of Independents, support a 15% tax on profits that U.S. corporations make overseas.

  • 70% of voters, including 71% of Independents, support increasing taxes on the wealthiest 1% of business owners by limiting what expenses they can deduct from their taxes.

  • 69% of voters, including 71% of Independents, support increasing taxes on people who make more than $10 million a year.

  • 68% of voters, including 72% of Independents, support a minimum 15% tax for large corporations that earn over $1 billion in profit.

  • 67% of voters, including 68% of Independents, support more funding for the I.R.S. to make sure the wealthiest 2% pay their fair share of taxes.

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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