New Polling in Michigan Reveals Support for all Elements of Biden’s Build Back Better Agenda


New Polling in Michigan Reveals Support for Biden’s Build Back Better Agenda

Constituents in Michigan agree, we need all elements of Biden’s recovery plan. Rep. Brenda Lawrence (MI-14)


Today, Real Recovery Now released polling in Michigan revealing support for all elements of the care and infrastructure investments - as well as a path to citizenship- and having them funded through having the rich and big corporations pay their fair share in taxes. People in Michigan are hungry for action on building back better and expect Congress to deliver results. Among the key findings in Michigan were: A majority of Michigan voters support the Build Back Better plan.

  • 70% Support (Total); 86% of Democrats, 54% of Republicans

A majority of Michigan voters agree that investments in caregiving create economic growth.

  • 76% Support (Total); 89% of Democrats, 66% of Republicans

A majority of Michigan voters support the infrastructure investment and jobs act.

  • 71% Support (Total); 88% of Democrats, 54% of Republicans

A majority of Michigan voters support creating a pathway to citizenship.

  • 65% Support (Total); 81% of Democrats, 43% of Republicans

Raising income taxes and capital gains taxes and limiting business tax deductions for the wealthiest Americans are all supported by margins of about +60 points.

  • Increasing the Internal Revenue Service’s budget is backed by a margin of +53 points.

  • By a margin of +43 points, voters support increasing the corporate tax rate.

“We’re up against a deteriorating infrastructure that has not been updated for decades. We’re up against a pandemic that continues to impact our lives daily, from public health to the economy. We’re up against this beast called climate change,” said Rep. Debbie Dingell (MI-12), “In August, the Senate passed a bipartisan infrastructure package which was a good first step, but to meet the moment we're facing, our investments have to be stronger.” “We are here today to share a unified message that the majority of Michiganders and Americans across this country support the Build Back Better agenda,” declared Rep. Brenda Lawrence (MI-14), “Climate change is no longer a threat; it is here. We have seen so many severe storms and floods, and they're devastating. If we just put a bandaid on every growing issue, we're not moving forward. President Biden, with his Build Back Better agenda, has committed to investing in climate-resilient infrastructure, replacing outdated lead water pipes, and expanding the electric vehicle infrastructure to reduce our carbon footprint America.” Data For Progress polling occurred from August 20 to 27, 2021, of 560 likely voters in Michigan detailing likely voters sentiment to President Biden’s Build Back Better Plan.