With voters concerned about the rising cost of living and about making the tax code more fair, the Cost-of-Living Refund receives broad support.
The Cost-of-Living Refund emerged from more than a year of public opinion research, policy analysis, and legal vetting by key stakeholders and experts. David Binder Research conducted ten focus groups and multiple national and state-level polls, many in partnership with state firms.
We know that the idea is popular: 69 support/23 oppose nationally, 72/22 in Colorado, 69/19 in California. The majority support runs across parties: 76 Democrats/60 Republicans/67 Independents (Nat’l), 88 Dem/59 Rep/69 Ind(CO), 79 Dem/52 Rep/63 Ind (CA).
As voters have responded favorably to the overall idea of the Cost-of-Living Refund, as well as specific modernizations to the EITC such as expanding the definition of work, clear messaging will continue to garner broad support for the policy.