PRESS RELEASE: NEW POLL & STATEMENT: AMERICAN RESCUE PLAN MAINTAINS OVERWHELMING SUPPORT
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
March 11, 2022
Jack Miller, Communications Director
NEW POLL & STATEMENT: AMERICAN RESCUE PLAN MAINTAINS OVERWHELMING SUPPORT
68% of Voters — Including 71% of Independents — Support the American Rescue Plan
A Majority of Voters Believe the American Rescue Plan Helped Small Businesses, Schools, Families, and Health Care
WASHINGTON, D.C. — A wide majority of voters still support the American Rescue Plan on the one-year anniversary of its passage, according to a new poll released today by Invest in America and Data For Progress. The poll found that a majority of voters believe the law, which was passed by Democratic lawmakers without any votes from Republican lawmakers, positively affected small businesses, school environments, families, and health care.
The poll was conducted with 1,196 likely voters on March 4-7. Key findings include:
68% of voters, including 91% of Democrats, 71% of Independents, and 41% of Republicans, support the American Rescue Plan, which was signed into law in March 2021.
53% of voters, including 75% of Democrats and 54% of Independents, believe that the American Rescue Plan helped businesses during the pandemic by allowing them to continue operating with grants and loan and other measures.
55% of voters, including 81% of Democrats and 60% of Independents, believe that the American Rescue Plan helped school environments during the pandemic by increasing state funding that went to air filters, masks, testing, vaccines, and more.
57% of voters, including 82% of Democrats and 60% of Independents, believe that the American Rescue Plan helped families by providing stimulus checks, food assistance, and expanding the child tax credit for all low- and middle-income parents.
56% of voters, including 80% of Democrats and 59% of Independents, believe that the American Rescue Plan helped healthcare by increasing funding for states’ Medicaid programs, providing tax credits for businesses offering paid sick leave, and expanding coronavirus testing and vaccinations.
“The American Rescue Plan made a tremendous difference in Americans’ lives and we’re currently experiencing historic job growth and record-low unemployment thanks in large part to its success,” said Zac Petkanas, senior advisor for Invest in America. “The American Rescue Plan remains popular because voters know that it rushed urgently-needed aid to first responders, small businesses, and middle class families. It made a real difference in peoples’ lives.”
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.