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Voters are united in their desire for early childhood education to remain a priority for policymakers in Congress and the administration.

Here are 5 things to know about voter support for child care and early learning programs.

  1. 86% of voters agree that improving the quality of child care and early learning programs and making them more affordable for families is a good investment of taxpayer money.
  2. And these voters want action. An overwhelming majority of voters across the political spectrum say that federal funding for child care and early learning programs should be increased, including 88% of Democrats and 62% of Republicans.
  3. 78% of business owners agree that their businesses would be on stronger footing if employees had better access to affordable, quality child care.
  4. Voters support increasing federal funding to states to expand current programs that directly help low-income children (also known as the Child Care & Development Block Grant, or CCDBG) –78% support (including 68% of Republicans and 89% of Democrats.)
  5. Voters also support increasing the tax credit specifically designed to help working parents offset the cost of child care (also known as the Child and Dependent Care Tax Credit, or CDCTC) –78% support (Including 73% of Republicans and 86% of Democrats.)

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2022 Small Business Polling Fact Sheet

November 30, 2022

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2022 Voter and Small Business Polling Deck

November 30, 2022

Overwhelming Demand From Voters and Small Businesses for Federal Investments in Child Care:Findings from national survey of voters and small business owners, November 2022

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West Virginia: Voter Support for Child Care Rivals Drug Pricing, Climate & Energy in Reconciliation

March 29, 2022

West Virginians widely support legislation that will lower costs for families, including making child care more affordable. Lowering costs for families is a prime goal for voters right now: nearly …

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Virginia: Voter Support for Child Care Rivals Drug Pricing, Climate & Energy in Reconciliation

March 29, 2022

Virginians widely support legislation that will lower costs for families, including making child care more affordable. Lowering costs for families is a prime goal for voters right now: nearly nine …

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North Carolina: Voter Support for Child Care Rivals Drug Pricing, Climate & Energy in Reconciliation

March 29, 2022

North Carolinians widely support legislation that will lower costs for families, including making child care more affordable. Lowering costs for families is a prime goal for voters right now: over …

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New Hampshire: Voter Support for Child Care Rivals Drug Pricing, Climate & Energy in Reconciliation

March 29, 2022

New Hampshirites widely support legislation that will lower costs for families, including making child care more affordable. Lowering costs for families is a prime goal for voters right now: nearly …

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Nevada: Voter Support for Child Care Rivals Drug Pricing, Climate & Energy in Reconciliation

March 29, 2022

Nevadans widely support legislation that will lower costs for families, including making child care more affordable. Lowering costs for families is a prime goal for voters right now: fully nine …

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Georgia: Voter Support for Child Care Rivals Drug Pricing, Climate & Energy in Reconciliation

March 29, 2022

Georgians widely support legislation that will lower costs for families, including making child care more affordable. Lowering costs for families is a prime goal for voters right now: nearly nine …

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Arizona: Voter Support for Child Care Rivals Drug Pricing, Climate & Energy in Reconciliation

March 29, 2022

Arizonans widely support legislation that will lower costs for families, including making child care more affordable. Lowering costs for families is a prime goal for voters right now: more than …

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Voter Support for Child Care Rivals Drug Pricing, Climate & Energy in Reconciliation

March 29, 2022

WASHINGTON — As Congressional Democrats negotiate the contents of a budget reconciliation package, new bipartisan polling shows that likely voters in seven Senate battleground states have a clear, two-pronged message …

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Voter Support for Child Care Rivals Drug Pricing, Climate & Energy in Reconciliation

March 28, 2022

As Congressional Democrats negotiate the contents of a budget reconciliation package, new polling shows that likely voters in seven Senate battleground states have a clear, two-pronged message for Congress: the …

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Fact Sheet: September 2021 National Poll

October 7, 2021

As Congress considers the Build Back Better Act, voters overwhelmingly support a significant, sustained investment in child care and preschool, which they view as a good investment of taxpayer dollars. …

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