PRESS RELEASE: NEW POLL: MAJORITY OF VOTERS SUPPORT MEDICARE PRICE NEGOTIATION & CLIMATE INITIATIVE

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE 
September 30, 2021

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An Overwhelming Majority of Voters Want to Allow Medicare to Negotiate Prices for Prescription Drugs

A Bipartisan Majority of Voters — Including Republicans — Support the Build Back Better Agenda’s Clean Energy Performance Program

WASHINGTON, D.C. — A majority of voters support the Build Back Better agenda’s provisions to allow Medicare to negotiate prescription drug prices and create the Clean Energy Performance Program — including a majority of Independents, according to a new poll released today by Invest in America and Data For Progress.

The poll was conducted with 1,292 likely voters from September 24 – September 27. Key findings include:

  • 73% of voters, including 83% of Democrats, 71% of Independents, and 65% of Republicanssupport allowing Medicare to negotiate the cost of prescription drugs.

  • 58% of voters, including 79% of Democrats, 56% of Independents, and 35% of Republicanssupport the Build Back Better agenda’s Clean Energy Performance Program.

“Not only do economists and experts agree that these critical provisions of the Build Back Better Act will boost the economy — they’re also extremely popular,” said Zac Petkanas, senior advisor for Invest in America. “The evidence clearly shows that voters believe it’s time to pass the plan, create millions of good-paying jobs, and lower costs for hard-working families.”

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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