FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
April 27, 2021
Maddy McDaniel, Communications Director
[email protected] or 914-471-7716
NEW POLL: VOTERS PREFER AMERICAN JOBS PLAN TO GOP COUNTER-PROPOSAL, REJECT USER FEE POISON PILLS
Large Majorities — Including Independents — Support American Jobs Plan Whether Funded Through Corporate Tax Hikes And/Or Deficit Spending
Voters Prefer $2.2 Trillion American Jobs Plan to a Counter-Proposal Similar To What Was Offered By GOP By A +26 Point Margin
Voters Reject GOP Poison Pills Like User Fees (By A 20 Point Margin) and Gas Tax (By A 24 Point Margin)
WASHINGTON, D.C. — New polling from Invest in America and Data For Progress shows that the American Jobs Plan is overwhelmingly popular and that the GOP’s attempts to make the package smaller and/or insert poison pills like user fees and a gas tax are unpopular.
“The American Jobs Plan is really popular. Full stop,” said Zac Petkanas, senior advisor for Invest in America Action. “The only things deeply unpopular are the Republicans’ latest attempts to reduce the size of the package by gutting funding needed to create millions of high-paying jobs and attaching poison pills that would kill any chance of legislation by shifting the tax burden from corporations to the middle class. That’s a big no-no.”
- 69% of voters support the American Job Plan when it is paid for by a mix of adding to the national debt and raising taxes on large corporations by a +45 point margin — including 45% of Republicans and 70% of Independents.
- 69% of voters support the American Jobs Plan when it is paid for by raising corporate taxes by a +43 point margin — including 42% of Republicans and 67% of Independents.
- 59% of voters, including 66% of Independents and 68% of Republicans, oppose gas taxes to fund infrastructure investments.
- 56% of voters, including 60% of Independents and 61% of Republicans, oppose user-fees such as tolls and miles-per-traveled taxes on cars to fund infrastructure investments.
Read the full polling tabs and methodology here