- Many are pessimistic about both today’s economy and what’s to come.
- There is consistent majority support for Biden’s economic plan—overall, with more information about how it is paid for, and for each component.
- Expanding Medicare, cracking down on tax evasion, and raising wages for home care workers earn particularly strong, cross-partisan support.
- The plan wins exchanges against conservative counterarguments on inflation, COVID, making the wealthy pay their share, and needed investments.
Across The Board, Americans Are Pessimistic About The Current Economy
Mainly Democrats Are Optimistic About What’s Next For The Economy
Some Concern About Inflation Pervades, While Non-Democrats Feel More Strongly
Majorities Nationwide And In Key Battlegrounds Support Biden’s Economic Plan
Adding Context About How The Plan Is Paid For Keeps Support Stable, Or Slightly Improves It
Medicare Expansion To Cover Dental, Vision And Hearing Most Popular Provision, And Majorities Of Independents Support All
Cracking Down On Tax Evasion And Increasing Taxes On The Wealthy Are Also Widely Popular
Each Proposal For Investment And Taxing The Wealthy All Earn Majority Support
Support For The Plan Increases Slightly After Proposals
The Plan Wins Across All Exchanges, Around Investment, Inflation, COVID, And The Wealthy Paying Their Share
About The Study
This release features findings from a multi-modal survey (landlines, cell phones, and text-to-web) of 1,000 likely 2022 midterm voters conducted July 19-25, 2021. Additional interviews were conducted among 400 New Hampshire voters, 400 Wisconsin voters, and 400 GOP leaning battleground congressional district voters (AZ-6, CA-21, CA-25, CA-39, CA-48, CO-3, FL26, FL-27, IA-1, IA-2, MI-3, MN-1, NE-2, NJ-2, NM-2, NY-11, NY-22, NY-24, NC-8, PA-1, PA-10, UT-4, VA-5). The margin of error at the 95% confidence level is +/-3.1%. The margin of error on sub-samples is greater.