Washington, D.C. — Today, Fighting Chance for Families released a new poll of likely voters, finding that a majority of Americans support the expanded the Child Tax Credit. The expanded Child Tax Credit was a component of President Biden’s American Rescue Plan. The relief package included a dramatic enhancement to the Child Tax Credit for one year, a tax credit that will benefit many families, lift millions of American children out of poverty, and deliver a much needed boost to our economy.
Voters support the expanded Child Tax Credit by a +24-point margin. This includes Democrats by a +67-point margin, Independents by a +17-point margin, and more than a third of Republicans.
"The expanded Child Tax Credit isn't just good for families and helping the economy, it's also wildly popular,” said McKenzie Wilson, spokeswoman for Fighting Chance for Families. “As Congress continues to negotiate reconciliation bills they should listen to people across the country who want this expanded tax credit extended."
The Census Bureau’s July Jobs Report showed the Child Tax Credit had a “big impact” on job growth and a new economic analysis from the Niskanen Center shows an expanded credit will result in $27.6 billion in additional spending, provide support for more than 500,000 new jobs, and produce an estimated $1.9 billion in revenue for local governments.
Read the full poll and methodology here.