PRESS RELEASE: NEW POLL: MAJORITY OF VOTERS BELIEVE BUILD BACK BETTER ACT IS URGENTLY NEEDED, WANT IT PASSED BY END OF YEAR 

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE 
November 30, 2021

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NEW POLL: MAJORITY OF VOTERS BELIEVE BUILD BACK BETTER ACT IS URGENTLY NEEDED, WANT IT PASSED BY END OF YEAR 

55% of Voters — Including 54% of Independents — Say It’s Important to Pass and Sign Build Back Better Act Before the End of the Year

60% of Voters — Including 61% of Independents — Support Passing the Build Back Better Act

Voters Broadly Support the Build Back Better Act’s Provisions & Believe the Act Will Drive Down Costs for Middle-Class Americans

WASHINGTON, D.C. — A majority of voters believe passage of the Build Back Better Act is urgent and want it signed into law before the end of the year, 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 and believe that the Act is needed to lower key costs for middle-class families.

The poll was conducted with 1,214 likely voters from November 24 – November 29. Key findings include:

  • 55% of voters, including 82% of Democrats and 54% of Independents, believe it is important to sign the Build Back Better Act into law before the end of the year.

  • 53% of voters believe that the Build Back Better Act is needed now to counter inflation and lower key costs for working people.

  • 52% of voters, including 80% of Democrats and 54% of Independents, believe it is urgent for Congress to pass the Build Back Better Act.

“Americans are making it clear: they support the Build Back Better Act and its historic investments in child care, education, clean energy, and more, and want it passed before the end of this year,” said Zac Petkanas, senior advisor for Invest in America.

Voters also overwhelmingly support the Build Back Better agenda and its provisions, including the following:

  • 60% of voters, including 86% of Democrats and 61% of Independents, support the Build Back Better Act.

  • 61% of voters, including 86% of Democrats and 60% of Independents, support the Build Back Better Act when informed of its pay-fors.

  • 76% of voters, including 86% of Democrats, 81% of Independents, and 60% of Republicans, support investing in long-term care for seniors and people with disabilities.

  • 71% of voters, including 84% of Democrats, 74% of Independents, and 56% of Republicans, support expanding Medicare so that it includes hearing coverage.

  • 61% of voters, including 84% of Democrats, 66% of Independents, and 35% of Republicans, support investing in affordable housing and building, preserving, and improving rental units and homes.

  • 60% of voters, including 82% of Democrats, 62% of Independents, and 35% of Republicans, support increasing Pell grants for low-income students and funding for workforce developments and minority-serving colleges.

  • 58% of voters, including 81% of Democrats, 63% of Independents, and 31% of Republicans, support investing in clean energy, preparing for extreme weather events, and creating new jobs in manufacturing and conservation.

  • 57% of voters, including 79% of Democrats and 61% 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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