NEW POLLING: MAJORITY OF VOTERS SUPPORT THE BUILD BACK BETTER ACT BECAUSE IT WILL HELP FAMILIES WITH RISING COSTS

65% of Voters — Including 64% of Independents — Support the Build Back Better Act

59% of Voters — Including 60% of Independents — Support the Act Because it Will Lower Costs for Child Care, Health Care, Prescription Drugs

WASHINGTON, D.C. — A majority of voters support the Build Back Better Act and believe its passage is needed to lower costs for American families, according to a new poll released today by Invest in America and Data For Progress. The poll comes after the release of today’s Consumer Price Index (CPI) report, which raises the urgency for Congress to take action and help families deal with rising costs.

Invest in America Action’s Senior Adviser Zac Petkanas made the following statement: 

“This polling makes it clear: the Build Back Better Act remains popular with voters because they understand it will lower costs for families, and they aren’t falling for GOP fear-mongering that the bill will worsen inflation.

“The fact is that economists and experts have stated that the Build Back Better Act will ease the pressures of inflation by lowering everyday costs for families, including health care, child care, energy cost, and prescription drugs.

“That’s why in light of today’s CPI data, Congress needs to pass the Build Back Better Act immediately to lower costs and cut taxes for workers and families.”

The poll was conducted with 1,326 likely voters on January 11. Key findings include:

  • 59% of voters, including 88% of Democrats and 60% of Independents, support the Build Back Better Act when weighing its potential to help everyday families by lowering their key expenses against arguments of the bill’s opponents.

  • 65% of voters, including 92% of Democrats, 64% of Independents, and 38% of Republicans, support the Build Back Better Act.

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.

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