PRESS RELEASE: NEW POLL: VOTERS PREFER AMERICAN JOBS PLAN TO GOP COUNTER-PROPOSAL, REJECT USER FEE POISON PILLS 

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April 27, 2021

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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.”

Key findings:

  • 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.

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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