PRESS RELEASE: NEW POLL: MAJORITY WANT AMERICAN JOBS & FAMILIES PLANS PASSED TOGETHER THROUGH RECONCILIATION, WOULD BLAME GOP FOR NO DEAL

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June 2, 2021

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NEW POLL: MAJORITY WANT AMERICAN JOBS & FAMILIES PLANS PASSED TOGETHER THROUGH RECONCILIATION, WOULD BLAME GOP FOR NO DEAL

51% of Voters Would Prefer to Pass the American Jobs and Families Plans Together Over Republicans’ Counter-Proposal

A Majority of Voters Support Passing the American Jobs & Families Plans Through Reconciliation As Soon As Possible

50% Of Voters, Including 53% of Independents, Blame Republicans in Congress, Not President Biden, For Inability to Reach A Bipartisan Deal on the American Jobs Plan

A Majority of Voters Reject Slimming Down Size & Scope Of Package By Jettisoning Long-Term Care and Clean Energy Technologies 

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Ahead of President Biden’s one-on-one meeting with Senator Shelley Moore Capito (R-WV), a new poll from Invest in America and Data For Progress found that a majority of voters would prefer to pass the American Jobs and Families Plans together over the Republicans’ counter-proposal.

The poll found that voters blame Republicans for the failure to thus far reach a bipartisan deal on the American Jobs Plan, and that a majority of voters support keeping long-term care and clean energy technologies funding in the package.

“Americans know that the American Jobs and Families Plans will create millions of jobs — good paying jobs that will improve the lives of American workers and families,” said Zac Petkanas, senior advisor for Invest in America Action. “In the face of rising climate and infrastructure crises, elevated female unemployment rates due to a lack of child care access, and a growing need to keep pace with Chinese manufacturing, they also know that we can’t afford to waste any more time hoping that Republican lawmakers will work with us to meet the urgency of the moment.

“Voters don’t want to sacrifice key job-creating investments on an altar of bipartisanship. They see President Biden’s efforts to bring both sides together as admirable but would much prefer a more robust set of investments passed through reconciliation in the face of Republican intransigence.” 

Conducted of 1,304 likely voters between May 28 – June 1, the poll found that:
  • 62% of voters, including 56% of Independents, support passing the American Jobs and Families Plans together through reconciliation.
  • 52% of voters believe lawmakers should pass the American Families Plan as soon as possible using reconciliation.
  • 55% of voters believe lawmakers should pass the American Jobs Plan as soon as possible using reconciliation.
  • 52% of voters, including 55% of Independents, prefer paying for infrastructure investments by raising corporate taxes over raiding Covid relief by a +14 point margin.
  • 50% of voters, including 53% of Independents, blame Republicans in Congress, not President Biden, for inability to reach a bipartisan deal on the American Jobs Plan.
  • 57% of voters, including 61% of Independents, believe funding for long-term care should stay in the American Jobs Plan.
  • 59% of voters, including 63% of Independents, believe investments in clean energy technologies should stay in the American Jobs Plan.
  • 51% of voters would prefer to pass the American Jobs and Families Plans together over Republicans’ counter-proposal.
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.

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.

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