PRESS RELEASE: NEW POLL: VOTERS OVERWHELMINGLY SUPPORT BUILD BACK BETTER AGENDA, WANT WEALTHY CORPORATIONS TO PAY THEIR FAIR SHARE
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
September 1, 2021
Maddy McDaniel, Communications Director
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NEW POLL: VOTERS OVERWHELMINGLY SUPPORT BUILD BACK BETTER AGENDA, WANT WEALTHY CORPORATIONS TO PAY THEIR FAIR SHARE
69% of Voters — Including 68% of Independents — Support the Bipartisan Infrastructure Deal
61% of Voters — Including 58% of Independents — Support Passing the $3.5T Build Back Better Plan Through Reconciliation.
Voters Support Keeping Every Build Back Better Initiative in the Budget Reconciliation Package
60% of Voters — Including 64% of Independents — Believe It’s Time For the Wealthy & Large Corporations To Pay Their Fair Share In Order the Build Back Better Agenda
WASHINGTON, D.C. — A large bipartisan majority of voters support both the Bipartisan Infrastructure Deal and the Build Back Better agenda, with 69% supporting the former and 61% of voters supporting the passage of the latter through reconciliation, according to a new poll released today by Invest in America and Data For Progress. Moreover, voters support keeping the Build Back Better agenda together in the budget reconciliation plan. The poll also found that a significant majority of voters, including 64% of Independents, believe that the U.S. should make wealthy and large corporations pay their fair share to fund the public investments in the Build Back Better agenda.
The poll was conducted with 1,201 likely voters from August 27 – August 30. Key findings include:
69% of voters, including 81% of Democrats, 68% of Independents, and 55% of Republicans, support passage of the Bipartisan Infrastructure Deal.
61% of voters, including 83% of Democrats, 58% of Independents, and 40% of Republicans, support passage of the Build Back Better agenda through reconciliation.
60% of voters, including 64% of Independents, believe that the wealthy and large corporations should pay their fair share of taxes so that the U.S. can invest in long-term care for seniors, healthcare, and clean energy initiatives.
“Not only do experts agree that the Bipartisan Infrastructure Deal and the Build Back Better will deliver economic growth, create jobs, lower taxes, and reduce costs for families — the plans are also overwhelmingly popular.” said Zac Petkanas, senior advisor for Invest in America. “The evidence clearly shows that voters believe it’s time corporations and the wealthy pay their fair share so that America can make critical investments in child care, education, caregiving, and clean energy, all of which will benefit hard-working families.”
Voters overwhelmingly oppose cutting a single major provision of the Build Back Better agenda, including the following:
75% of voters support investing in long-term care for seniors in the budget reconciliation plan.
69% of voters support keeping funding to modernize the electric grid and conduct new research in the budget reconciliation plan.
64% of voters support keeping modernizing K-12 schools and facilities in the budget reconciliation plan.
53% of voters support keeping two years of tuition-free community college in the budget reconciliation plan.
53% of voters support keeping a path to citizenship for immigrants living in the United States in the budget reconciliation plan.
50% of voters support keeping universal pre-kindergarten for all 3- and 4-year-olds in the budget reconciliation plan.
50% of voters support keeping the creation of a Civilian Climate Corps in the budget reconciliation plan.
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.
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.