FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
February 24, 2021
Maddy McDaniel, Communications Director
[email protected] or 914-471-7716
NEW POLL: BIPARTISAN MAJORITY OF VOTERS SUPPORT AID FOR SMALL BUSINESSES IN COVID RELIEF
New Poll: 88% Of Voters, Including 86% Of Republicans And 87% Of Independents, Support Direct Financial Aid For Small Businesses As Part Of Covid Relief
At Least 400,000 Small Businesses Have Permanently Closed; Small Business Revenue is Down 33.1% Nationally
Small Businesses Employ Over Half Of All Americans And Account For Nearly Two Thirds Of New Jobs
WASHINGTON, D.C. — An overwhelming and bipartisan majority of voters say they support direct financial aid for small businesses as a part of Covid pandemic relief, according to a new poll released today by Invest in America and Data for Progress.
The poll, which surveyed 1,555 likely voters between February 19 – February 22, shows that a vast majority of voters across the political spectrum support delivering direct economic relief to keep small businesses open during the pandemic, by an +80 point margin.
“Now more than ever we need the federal government to invest in Main Streets to keep American workers on the job,” said Zac Petkanas, senior advisor to Invest in America. “Voters outside of Washington, DC, clearly understand that small businesses are an integral part of our communities and that big, bold action is crucial to grow our economy in the long run.”
A new survey of over 1,200 small business owners revealed that 69% support the American Rescue Plan. Nearly 330 small business owners and leaders, including representatives from almost 30 Chambers of Commerce, signed a letter this week calling for far-reaching economic relief.