THE NUMBERS ARE IN

Legislation to Strengthen our Democracy is Popular!

While the numbers below detail the popularity of the For the People Act (FTPA) and provisions contained within it, they are still relevant as the Senate considers the Freedom to Vote Act (FVA). The Freedom to Vote Act is a revised version of the For the People Act, and while not all of the provisions are the same, many are. You can see updated polling on the popularity of the Freedom to Vote Act here.

Additionally, the filibuster polling at the bottom is critical as conversations about fixing the filibuster intensify among Senate Democrats.

Blocking the Freedom to Vote Act is not what the American people want or deserve. The Freedom to Vote Act and its major provisions are extremely popular, and Americans are prepared to reform the filibuster if it means passing this historic bill.

SUPPORT FOR THE OVERALL BILL

FTPA’s Support Stands the Test of Time and Scrutiny

The More People Know = The More They Support the Bill

The Bill Has Enjoyed Consistent Support Among the American People

SUPPORT FOR INDIVIDUAL PROVISIONS

Voter Access Reforms

Automatic Voter Registration (AVR)

Same Day Registration (SDR)

Re-Enfranchisement

Early Voting (EV)

Independent Redistricting Commissions 

Campaign Finance Reforms

Small Donor Matching Program

Limit Influence of Money in Politics

Dark Money Disclosure

Election Security Reforms

Enhance/Modernize Election Security

Paper Ballot Record

Preventing Voter Purges

REMAINING BARRIERS FOR THE BILL

The Filibuster and the Views of Democratic Hold-Outs Remain Unpopular

Democratic Hold-Outs Act Against the Will of Their Constituencies

A Majority of Americans Support Eliminating the Filibuster


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OVERALL SUPPORT
The More People Know,
The More They Support the Bill

Source: Data for Progress and More Perfect Union

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Percentage of Americans who supported the FTPA before they learned about it.

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Percentage of Americans who supported the FTPA after they learned about it.

H.R. 1 has enjoyed consistent support

For the first six months of 2021, the For The People Act has had strong and consistent support.

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VOTER ACCESS REFORMS

71% of Americans Support Automatic Voter Registration

According to a June 2021 poll by Navigator Research

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63% of Americans Support Same-Day Voter Registration

According to an April 2021 poll by Data for Progress and Vox

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70% of Americans Support Re-Enfranchisement

According to an April 2021 poll by Pew Research

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76% of Americans Support Early Voting

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Also, 78% of Americans Support Two Weeks of Early Voting

According to an April 2021 poll by Pew Research

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72% of Americans Support Independent Redistricting Commissions (IRCs)

According to an April 2021 poll by Data for Progress and Vox

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CAMPAIGN FINANCE REFORMS

57% of Americans Support Small Donor Matching

According to a June 2021 poll by Data for Progress and Equal Citizens

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84% of Americans Want to Limit the Influence of Money in Politics

According to an April 2021 poll by Data for Progress and Vox

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84% of Americans Support Dark Money Disclosure

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ELECTION SECURITY REFORMS

84% of Americans Support Enhanced Election Security

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83% of Americans Support Modernized Election Security

According to an April 2021 poll by Data for Progress and Vox

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82% of Americans Support Paper Ballot Record

According to an April 2021 poll by Pew Research

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Americans Support Preventing Voter Purges

According to an April 2021 poll by Southern Poverty Law Center and Tulchin Research
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Percentage of Americans who support preventing voter purges

REMAINING BARRIERS

Democratic Hold-Outs Are Acting Against the Will of Their Constituencies

Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV) and Senator Kyrsten Sinema (D-AZ) have been struggling to summon the courage to reform the filibuster to pass the For The People Act. Fortunately, voters in West Virginia and Arizona have sent a clear message that they want the For The People Act. Let’s take a closer look:

West Virginia Support for the FTPA

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Arizona Support for the FTPA

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55% of Americans Support Eliminating the Filibuster

A poll by the Southern Poverty Law Center and Tulchin Research found that 55% of Americans support reducing the cloture threshold to a simple majority — 51 votes, effectively eliminating the Senate filibuster. 17% of Americans are undecided about reducing the threshold, and 28% say that they oppose reducing the threshold.

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