ATTN GOP: VOTERS KNOW WHAT’S IN THE AMERICAN RESCUE PLAN — AND SUPPORT IT ACROSS PARTY LINES 

WASHINGTON, D.C. —  Yesterday, Sen. Mitch McConnell claimed that voters don’t know what’s in the American Rescue Plan, and would oppose the plan when they found out about it. However, polling from Invest in America Action and Data For Progress proves that every single provision within the bill has majority support!

Even amongst Republicans!

  • 76% of Republican voters support increasing state and local funding

  • 70% of Republican voters support another round of direct checks

  • 63% of Republicans support expanding unemployment benefits

“To the Congressional Republicans trying to turn the American people against the incredibly popular American Rescue Plan, we say, ‘good luck,’” said Maddy McDaniel, communications director for Invest in America Action. “The GOP talks a big game about bipartisanship, but if they really cared about working across the aisle they wouldn’t be obstructing aid for our schools, blocking support for families, and putting the brakes on aid for state and local governments that would keep essential workers on the job. Every single one of these provisions are overwhelmingly popular — including with Republican voters!”

More highlights from the poll below:

  • More than half of respondents said that the amount of assistance in past Covid-19 relief bills has been too little.

    • 76% of Republican voters support increasing state and local funding

    • 70% of Republican voters support another round of direct checks

    • 63% of Republicans support expanding unemployment benefits

  • 69% of voters, including 55% of Republicans and 70% of Independents, prefer to pass more relief as soon as possible to support Americans who are struggling, rather than supporting Sen. Collins’ argument to wait and see what aid may be needed.

  • 69% of voters, including 55% of Republicans and 67% of Independents, support prioritizing as much relief as possible, rather than supporting Sen. Romney’s argument to shrink the cost of the relief bill to reduce the debt.

  • A plurality of Republican voters showed strong support for provisions that Senate Republicans tried to weaken or cut from President Biden’s covid relief plan.

Read the full polling tabs and methodology here.

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