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McKenzie Wilson,

Widely Supported Child Tax Credit Is Associated With Greater Trust of Democrats


A new research and polling memo from Fighting Chance for Families (a project of Data for Progress and Groundwork Collective) finds that the widely supported expanded Child Tax Credit is associated with greater trust of the Democratic Party.

Fighting Chance for Families finds Democrats are more trusted by voters than Republicans to "support parents with children," but that trust erodes when voters hear "Democrats allowed the expanded Child Tax Credit to expire in December 2021." Among a separate group of respondents who heard Democrats will move to continue the Child Tax Credit benefits in 2022, the Democratic trust advantage grew to a +14-point margin, doing especially well with recipients of the Child Tax Credit payments.

Among all likely voters, support for the expanded Child Tax Credit has largely remained unchanged since July, though it has been trending modestly upward since January. Over 31 surveys in the past six months, Fighting Chance for Families polling finds averaged support for the expanded Child Tax Credit is 59% and average opposition to the program is 35%.

Read the full research memo, polling tabs and methodology here.

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