PRESS RELEASE: NEW POLL: VAST MAJORITY OF VOTERS WANT CONGRESS TO INVEST IN CLEAN ENERGY, LOWER Rx & HEALTH CARE COSTS
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
May 4, 2022
Jack Miller, Communications Director
NEW POLL: VAST MAJORITY OF VOTERS WANT CONGRESS TO INVEST IN CLEAN ENERGY, LOWER Rx & HEALTH CARE COSTS
75% of Voters — Including 65% of Republicans — Support a Bill that Lowers Energy, Prescription Drug, and Health Care Costs
68% of Voters — Including 50% of Republicans — Support the Bill When Learning of its Price and Pay-Fors
WASHINGTON, D.C. — A sweeping majority of voters across the political spectrum support the provisions in President Biden’s agenda, according to a new poll released today by Invest in America and Data For Progress. The specific provisions of that agenda — investing in clean energy and lowering prescription drug, health care, and energy costs — remain incredibly popular when voters hear the price of the plan.
Additionally, the poll found that a majority of voters support provisions previously passed by the House of Representatives, the Build Back Better Act.
The poll was conducted with 1,262 likely voters from April 20 to April 24. Key findings include:
75% of voters, including 71% of Independents and 65% of Republicans, support passage of a bill that invests in clean energy, reduces prescription drug costs, and lowers health care premiums.
68% of voters, including 66% of Independents and 50% of Republicans, support passage of the bill described above, with specific mentions of its price ($1.5 trillion) and taxing the rich and corporations to pay for it.
64% of voters, including 86% of Democrats and 65% of Independents, believe Congress should lower costs for working families by bringing down utility bills, reducing prescription drug prices, and lowering the cost of health insurance, rather than avoiding spending.
61% of voters, including 90% of Democrats and 49% of Independents, believe that investing in clean energy like solar and wind power will create jobs, help America become energy independent, and address the growing threat of climate change.
“Voters know that investing in clean energy and lowering the cost of healthcare and prescription drugs is urgently needed to help American families make ends meet. As Congress considers a new legislative deal to push President Biden’s agenda, they should understand that these investments remain incredibly popular. There is no better time to take action and lower costs for millions of Americans,” said Zac Petkanas, senior advisor for Invest in America.
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.