29 September 2021

AAN District Polling: Reconciliation Bill Unpopular, Key Elements Toxic in Middle of the Road Districts

American Action Network released the results of three separate live caller surveys today examining key elements that surfaced in committee markups of Pelosi’s $3.5 trillion tax and spending bill across three districts: IA-03, NJ-07 and VA-02. The surveys found that raising taxes on small businesses, funding a park in Pelosi’s district, giving tax breaks to elite universities, and subsidizing electric cars with parts made in China to be massive liabilities, with similar margins (3/4 opposed) across all districts.

Moreover, even when voters were presented with only Congressional liberals’ talking points about what their side says this bill does, a majority of voters still oppose the $3.5 trillion reconciliation bill, including independents by double-digits.

Click here for the full polling memo, and for highlights see below.

Key elements of the bill are toxic back home. 

  • Increasing taxes on small businesses is the most unpopular provision. 81% oppose it in IA-03, 87% in NJ-07 and 81% in VA-02.
  • $200 million for a park in Nancy Pelosi’s district, $4 billion in tax credits to private elite universities, and tax breaks for electric vehicles with parts produced in China were also highly unpopular. 3/4 of voters oppose them and by consistent margins across all 3 districts.

Democrat spin can’t save it.

  • Even after voters are presented with Congressional liberals’ talking points about what they say the bill will do, a majority in all three still oppose it. 51% of voters in IA-03, 51% in NJ-07, and 52% in VA-02 opposed the plan.

Hurting working families to give handouts to Pelosi and liberal elites.

  • 6 in 10 believe that the bill will hurt working families by inflating the skyrocketing cost of living to give government handouts to liberal elites and the wealthy.

Courtney Parella

Communications Director