Centering lost jobs and delayed payments is most effective in rebutting conservative opposition to raising the debt ceiling.
Expanding Medicare, lowering drug costs, and raising taxes on the wealthy and corporations are seen as the best reasons to pass the plan.
Both Biden voters and Trumps groups in these focus groups largely support the expanded Child Tax Credit and raising taxes on the wealthy.
About three in five overall and among independents support both the Build Back Better agenda and raising the debt ceiling.
More than seven in ten Americans find arguments linking rising costs to corporations squeezing consumers and passing off costs.
Seven in ten support Biden’s economic plan; addressing the pandemic, the wealth gap, and rising costs are seen as the best reasons to pass it.
Most Americans are favorable to the Child Tax Credit and view frames characterizing it as easing the financial burden on working families as the most convincing to continue the expanded credit.
More than two in three Americans want government to do more to make things like health care, utilities, gas, and groceries more affordable.
Most Americans nationally and in key battlegrounds express strong support for both investments and tax reforms being considered for the reconciliation package.
Both the infrastructure deal and the Child Tax Credit are driving positive news Americans are hearing about President Biden.
Making the rich pay their fair share and giving tax cuts to the middle class are convincing reasons for Biden’s economic agenda.
The public broadly supports the American Jobs Plan and wants to see the federal government do more to improve the economy.
President Biden and Democrats are more trusted than Republicans to address the pandemic, improve infrastructure, and rebuild the economy.
Focus groups with soft partisans reveal optimism on economy and the pandemic, but concerns about deep political and societal divides.
Majorities of Americans approve of Biden’s job handling and agenda, including his pandemic response, the American Rescue Plan, and the American Jobs Plan.