NEW: Americans Overwhelmingly Support President Biden’s Efforts To Slash Junk Fees and Lower Costs

In response to new polling showing voters in battleground states overwhelmingly support President Biden’s work to slash junk fees, DNC Rapid Response Director Alex Floyd released the following statement: 

“Americans overwhelmingly support President Biden’s work to slash junk fees and bring down costs – even two-thirds of Republicans in critical states back President Biden’s agenda to help Americans’ pocketbooks. But Donald Trump and MAGA Republicans only care about rigging the economy for the ultra-wealthy, not helping working families. The difference this November could not be clearer: While President Biden fights to bring down costs for hardworking Americans, Trump is rooting for the economy to crash, doubling down on his tax giveaways for the mega wealthy, and planning a rerun of his disastrous MAGAnomics agenda that left him with the worst jobs record since the Great Depression.”

NEW: Voters in battleground states overwhelmingly support President Biden’s agenda that includes slashing junk fees and lowering costs for hardworking families.

Navigator Research: “Nearly Nine in Ten Battleground Constituents Want Congress to Pass Laws Banning or Limiting Junk Fees”

“By a 79-point margin, nearly nine in ten battleground constituents support congressional action on junk fees.”

“Nearly three in four battleground constituents believe that it is important for Congress to address hidden and unexpected fees (73 percent), including 85 percent of Democrats and 67 percent of both independents and Republicans. An even larger share — 87 percent — support Congress passing a ban on hidden and unexpected fees altogether, while just 8 percent are opposed. Support for congressional action is strong across partisanship, including 95 percent of Democrats, 85 percent of independents, and 81 percent of Republicans.”

President Biden’s actions to cut junk fees are popular across the political spectrum. 

Data For Progress: “We also tested support for the Junk Fee Prevention Act, which would ban hidden or extra fees on items like cable and cell phone bills, apartment rental applications, and concert and sporting event tickets. We find that the proposal is overwhelmingly popular, with support from 77% of voters — including 81% of Democrats, 78% of Independents, and 72% of Republicans.”

Morning Consult: “A new Morning Consult survey shows Biden’s proposals have bipartisan support, with clear majorities of Democrats, Republicans and independents saying Congress should pass laws limiting these so-called ‘junk fees.’ Overall, about 3 in 4 Americans support the measures.”

Navigator Research: “More than three in five independents (64%) and Republicans (62%) support Biden and Democrats’ Junk Fees Prevention Act. … Even higher shares support their plan to lower limits on credit card late fees (74% independents, 68% Republicans).”

Global Strategy Group: “Costs remain Americans’ top concern, and most believe the Administration’s work to crack down on ‘price gouging’ and eliminate ‘hidden junk fees’ will lower costs for them. Two thirds (68%) say hidden junk fees are a growing problem, and 60% also believe ‘crack[ing] down on price gouging by banning hidden junk fees’ would be effective at lowering costs.”

While President Biden works to lower costs for hardworking families, Donald Trump’s MAGAnomics agenda is all about benefiting the ultra-wealthy – which he has promised to double down on in a second term. 

Trump: “You’re all people that have a lot of money … You’re rich as hell. We’re gonna give you tax cuts.”

Washington Post: “Trump and his advisers have discussed deeper cuts to both individual and corporate tax rates that would build on his controversial 2017 tax law … Further cutting corporate taxes … would primarily benefit large firms.”

Bloomberg: “[Trump] intends to center his economic plans on extending and deepening the Republican tax cuts from 2017.”

Vanity Fair: “Donald Trump Wants to Give His Favorite Corporations Another Giant Tax Cut in a Second Term: Report”

CBS News: “Two years after Trump tax cuts, middle-class Americans are falling behind”

Forbes: “Trump Tax Cuts Helped Billionaires Pay Less Taxes Than The Working Class In 2018”

Economic Policy Institute: “The TCJA overwhelmingly benefited the rich and corporations while overlooking working families”

Trump is actively rooting for the U.S. economy to crash for his own political gain. 

Trump: “And when there’s a crash — I hope it’s going to be during this next 12 months because I don’t want to be Herbert Hoover. The one president I just don’t want to be, Herbert Hoover.”
Daily Beast: “Donald Trump admitted Monday that he wants a severe economic downturn to happen during the next year, because it will help his odds of winning the presidential election.”