- Ensuring low- to middle-income families pay no more than 7% of income on child care: 64% support, 22% oppose
- Free preschool for all 3 to 4 year olds: 63% support, 26% oppose
- Two free years of community college: 59% support, 31% oppose
- $15/hour minimum wage for child care workers: 59% support, 31% oppose
- Extending expanded child care tax credit: 57% support, 26% oppose
- Two years of subsidized tuition at HBCUs: 56% support, 31% oppose
At least 10-18% of respondents were undecided on every one of those initiatives, so there's presumably room to grow support for them as the White House puts more time and energy into selling the package.
The two most popular items—a 7% of income cap on child care expenses and universal preschool—also garnered solid GOP support, with 45% of Republicans backing the income cap and 42% supporting universal preschool. The popularity of individual initiatives may prove important if Democrats decide to fold certain pieces of Biden’s jobs and families proposals into one package.
That's a solid start on an initiative that President Biden has only begun to explain to the public. It's also generally in keeping with the popularity of Biden's other trillion-dollar initiatives addressing the pandemic and jobs/infrastructure, though Biden’s $1.9 trillion pandemic relief package typically polled in the 40s/50s with Republican voters.
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