(PartiallyPolitics.com) – A new Newsweek Poll conducted by Redfield & Wilton Strategies showed that approximately half of Donald Trump supporters wanted to see the child tax credit reinstated by Congress.
The enhanced child tax credit provided parents with up to $3,600 for each child. While 47 percent of Trump supporters support the reinstatement of the tax credit, 26 percent oppose it and 23 percent are neutral. During the pandemic, parents were given by the federal government six monthly $300 payments for each child. This policy was responsible for reducing child poverty and has largely been viewed positively by both Democrats and Republicans. Despite this congressional lawmakers were unsuccessful in extending it in 2021, leading to the tax credit expiring.
Democrats have been trying to revive the tax credit and have even received some support from certain Republican members in their efforts.
The poll was conducted from August 5 to 6 and included 1,500 likely voters. Of all those polled 52 percent believe the tax credit should be brought back while 18 percent oppose the measure. 24 percent stated that they were neutral, while 7 percent stated they did not know about it.
President Joe Biden voters and millennials were the ones with the highest levels of support as 59 percent and 60 percent respectively supported the reinstatement of the tax credit. Support for the credit also appears to exist across the nation as 50 percent of voters in the West, 54 percent in the Midwest, and 51 percent in the Northeast and South support bringing back the $3,600 payment.
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