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Americans Broadly Support Bipartisan Infrastructure Plan; Child Tax Credit

Thursday, July 22, 2021 By Bryan Bennett
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Welcome to NAVIGATOR – a project designed to better understand the American public’s views on issues of the day and help advocates, elected officials, and other interested parties understand the language, imagery, and messaging needed to make and win key policy arguments.

Key takeaways

  • A majority of Americans support the Bipartisan Infrastructure Framework.
  • The child tax credit is popular, particularly among parents – nearly half of whom also report having personally received it.
  • Increasing funding for the IRS to “crack down on wealthy tax cheats” is popular, especially when framed with the potential tax revenue the funding increase could provide in the next ten years.


Bipartisan Infrastructure Bill Is Popular Across Race and Party

With more than four in five (86%) Democrats supporting the Bipartisan Infrastructure Framework, a majority of independents (59%) and nearly half of Republicans (46%) also support the plan.

The Child Tax Credit Is Widely Supported and Even More So When Highlighting the Share of Households That Are Eligible

Among parents, nearly four in five support the child tax credit when it is framed by the share of households eligible.

The Child Tax Credit Has Emerged as a Major Topic of Discussion in Positive Conversation Around Biden This Week

On a separate question, 74% said they have heard “a lot” or “some” about the child tax credit, with only 26% saying they have heard about it “not much” or “not at all.”

Among Parents, Nearly Half Report Having Received the Child Tax Credit and Three in Four Know Someone Who Has

Among parents, there has been an 18-point increase in the share who have personally received it (from 31% to 49%) since late June.

Americans Trust Biden and Democrats More Than Republicans on Pandemic, Cost of Living, Health Care, and Economy

Among independents, Biden and Democrats are more trusted by 26 points to combat the pandemic, by 12 points to handle the cost of living for working families, and by 12 points to improve health care.

Increasing IRS Funding to Crack Down on Tax Cheats Slightly More Popular When Potential Revenue Invoked

Pluralities of Democrats (85%), independents (60%), and Republicans (46%) support increasing funding for the IRS when framed in the potential of $700 billion in tax revenue resulting from it over the next decade.

About The Study

This release features findings from a national online survey of 1,000 registered voters conducted July 15-19, 2021. Additional interviews were conducted among 100 Hispanic voters, 101 African American voters, 100 independents without a partisan lean, and 71 Asian American and Pacific Islander voters.

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In a world where the news cycle is the length of a tweet, our leaders often lack the real-time public-sentiment analysis to shape the best approaches to talking about the issues that matter the most. Navigator is designed to act as a consistent, flexible, responsive tool to inform policy debates by conducting research and reliable guidance to inform allies, elected leaders, and the press. Navigator is a project led by pollsters from Global Strategy Group and GBAO along with an advisory committee, including: Andrea Purse, progressive strategist; Arkadi Gerney, The Hub Project; Joel Payne, The Hub Project; Christina Reynolds, EMILY’s List; Delvone Michael, Working Families; Felicia Wong, Roosevelt Institute; Mike Podhorzer, AFL-CIO; Jesse Ferguson, progressive strategist; Navin Nayak, Center for American Progress Action Fund; Stephanie Valencia, EquisLabs; and Melanie Newman, Planned Parenthood Action Fund.

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