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New Poll: Majority Of Voters Believe Build Back Better Act Will Help Fight Covid, Overwhelmingly Support Bill’s Provisions

65% of Voters—Including 64% of Independents—Support the Build Back Better Act

A majority of voters believe passage of the Build Back Better Act will help fend off Covid and future pandemics, according to a new poll released today by Invest in America and Data For Progress. Additionally, the poll found that a majority of voters support the Build Back Better Act’s provisions.

The Build Back Better Act includes over $16 billion to help state health departments increase emergency preparedness and reduce health worker shortages, as well as $1.3 billion to procure critical Covid treatments, mitigate supply chain risks, and support the manufacture of vaccines.

The poll was conducted with 1,326 likely voters on January 11. Key findings include:

  • 73% of voters, including 94% of Democrats, 73% of Independents, and 52% of Republicans, support funding in the BBBA to strengthen supply chains for future pandemic preparedness.

  • 55% of voters, including 82% of Democrats and 58% of Independents, believe the BBBA’s pandemic response investments will help ensure that the U.S. does not experience another event like the coronavirus pandemic.

  • 57% of voters, including 81% of Democrats and 60% of Independents, want Congress to pass the Build Back Better Act to support Americans and small businesses hurt by the pandemic.

  • 55% of voters, including 80% of Democrats and 54% of Independents, believe funding for pandemic preparedness is a good reason to pass the Build Back Better Act.




Read the full polling tabs and methodology here.


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