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Poll: Messaging on Inflation Should Stress Policy Solutions, Record Corporate Profits

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New polling from Data for Progress conducted with Groundwork Collaborative tested messaging on inflation and attitudes on the economy overall. This survey found that the most effective messages on inflation emphasize policy solutions that tackle inflation concerns head on and tie elements of the Biden agenda to those solutions, rather than attempt to redirect likely voters to other issue areas. 

Below are the top performing messages on inflation: 

  • President Biden says that we need to bring back manufacturing jobs in the United States to drive down prices. Our supply chains need to be housed here at home, rather than outsourced abroad.

  • President Biden and Republicans passed a bipartisan deal to invest in America's infrastructure. Biden says this will strengthen our supply chains, helping goods get to market, and lowering costs for consumers.

  • President Biden says corporations are recording record profits while Americans are paying higher prices. He says we need a fairer economy where workers and consumers, not CEOs and shareholders, come out ahead.

 

The best-performing messages focus on job creation in domestic manufacturing and how lawmakers are working to ease bottlenecks and get goods to market. These results suggest that Democrats should emphasize the bipartisan nature of their efforts, illustrating that the parties can still come together to address problems that are of high salience to voters. 

Read the full polling tabs and methodology here.

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Data for Progress is a multidisciplinary group of experts using state-of-the-art techniques in data science to support progressive activists and causes.

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