Press Release

ICYMI: Navigator Data on Inflation Reduction Act Cited at White House Press Briefing and on Senate Floor

Friday, August 5, 2022
Sen. Schumer and Press Secretary Karine Jean-Pierre each referenced new Navigator data on broad public support for the Inflation Reduction Act
Washington, D.C.  As Senate Democrats prepare to vote on the Inflation Reduction Act this weekend, polling from Navigator Research showing widespread support for the bill was cited by Senator Schumer in a speech on the Senate floor and by Press Secretary Karine Jean-Pierre at Wednesday’s White House press briefing to demonstrate the legislation’s popularity with the American public.

As reported by HuffPost, Navigator’s latest survey found that 65 percent of Americans support the legislation after learning about its core components while only 24 percent are opposed, including 61 percent of independents and vast majorities across race who are supportive. When told that the bill would be funded through taxes on corporations and the wealthiest Americans, overall support ticks up to 66 percent. Groups including first-time 2020 voters, those who voted for Biden in 2020 but disapprove of his handling of the economy, Americans living in union households, moms, younger voters, moderates, and women with a college degree all register at least 70 percent support for the Inflation Reduction Act.

“For months, our research has consistently shown that focusing on combating climate change, lowering drug costs, and raising taxes on the wealthy earn overwhelming support from the American public, and this new economic package checks all of those boxes,” said Bryan Bennett, Senior Director of Polling & Analytics at the Hub Project and Advisor to Navigator Research. “It is encouraging to see that Senate Democrats are being responsive to what the public wants and are looking out for the well-being of working families.”