Bipartisan Landscape Polling – October 2021

  • Center Forward conducted a national survey n=2,672 with likely 2022 voters, 95% confidence level and +/-1.9%
  • Our findings reveal that the economy, and particularly inflation, has emerged as a uniquely salient concern among voters, who are feeling higher costs in their pocketbooks and supply chain bottlenecks at the store. More than two thirds (68%) of voters believe that inflation won’t subside unless the government becomes more fiscally responsible.
  • Simultaneously, a similar share (65%) of voters agree that the economy won’t be fixed until we can manage to get the coronavirus pandemic under control, highlighting the nuanced lens that voters view the economy through.
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US Tax System – September 2021

  • Center Forward conducted a national survey on perceptions of the IRS, the challenges people face in tax preparation, and openness to new laws that would change the way they file their taxes.
  • We surveyed n=1000 national registered voters nationwide online, 95% confidence interval +/- 3.1%
  • Voters expressed satisfaction with the IRS’s core job functions (distributing COVID payments, processing tax returns and getting tax refunds out quickly)
  • We found that voters are skeptical of having the federal government both be the tax collector and tax return preparer.

WA-10 Polling – September 2021

  • Center Forward conducted district specific research on the value of bipartisanship and priority of issues for voters.
  • Survey was conducted by telephone (landline and cell) with 400 likely voters, 95% confidence level and +/-5% margin of error.
  • Most voters in the district support fiscal responsibility and want Congress to take a bipartisan approach.
  • More than six in ten (62%) voters say that ensuring that every person who is a resident of the United States gets access to affordable health care that is equitable and transparent is a top priority. 
  • Voters in the district identify the coronavirus (38%) and the economy/jobs (30%) as the most important issues that need to be addressed, they want policymakers to take a fiscally responsible approach. 
  • The majority (52%) believe that the federal government needs to spend responsibly to keep the national debt and inflation in check versus 44% who believe that the federal government should spend as much as it takes to help the post-pandemic economic recovery.

NJ-11 Polling – September 2021

  • Center Forward conducted district specific research on the value of bipartisanship and priority of issues for voters.
  • Survey was conducted by telephone (landline and cell) with 400 likely voters, 95% confidence level and +/-5% margin of error.
  • Approximately two thirds of voters (64%) believe that we need a bipartisan approach where Representatives can work across the aisle to deliver results for the people who elected them. 
  • Voters in the district prioritize federal spending on investments to reform health care (36%), followed closely by rebuilding roads, bridges, and other traditional infrastructure (34%). 
  • Eighty five percent (85%) agree that health legislation that Congress pursues should make patient affordability the number one goal.

NJ-5 Polling – August 2021

  • Center Forward conducted district specific research on the value of bipartisanship and priority of issues for voters.
  • Survey was conducted by telephone (landline and cell) with 400 likely voters, 95% confidence level and +/-5% margin of error.
  • While voters identify the coronavirus and the economy/jobs as the most important issues that need to be addressed, they want policymakers to take a fiscally responsible approach. 
  • Nearly sixty percent (59%) believe that the federal government needs to spend responsibly to keep the national debt and inflation in check versus 37% who believe that the federal government should spend as much as it takes to help the post-pandemic economic recovery. 
  • As policymakers in Washington consider changes to Medicare, voters in NJ-5 reaffirm their support for this successful government program. The survey shows that voters don’t want to remove patient protections in Medicare that prevent access, restrictions, and discrimination. 

FL-7 Polling – August 2021

  • Center Forward conducted district specific research on the value of bipartisanship and priority of issues for voters.
  • Survey was conducted by telephone (landline and cell) with 400 likely voters, 95% confidence level and +/-5% margin of error.
  • While voters identify the coronavirus and the economy/jobs are the most important issues that need to be addressed, they want policymakers to take a fiscally responsible approach. 
  • More than sixty percent (61%) believe that the federal government needs to spend responsibly to keep the national debt and inflation in check versus 36% who believe that the federal government should spend as much as it takes to help the post-pandemic economic recovery. 
  • 93% support ensuring more predictability in health care so that people know how much they will pay for things like prescription drugs every month.

Immigration Poll – March 2021

  • Center Forward conducted national research on providing a path to citizenship for DACA recipients, farmworkers, and other groups of immigrants.
  • Survey spoke with 800 national likely 2022 voters via telephone (landline + cellphone + text-to-web), 95% margin of error +/-3.5%
  • We found that Democrats, Independents, and many Republicans support creating a path to citizenship for Dreamers, legal immigrants who escaped war or natural disaster and can’t safely return, and essential workers.

Energy Poll – April 2021

  • Center Forward conducted national research on the transition to a cleaner, carbon-free energy economy. This research also explored Democratic positioning on renewable energy, climate change, and the transition away from fossil fuels.
  • Survey was done online, N=1000 national registered voters, 95% confidence interval +/-3.1%
  • We found that voters want to transition to net-zero carbon in the next few decades. They are also cost sensitive about how we make that transition. They support bringing our energy production home and creating good-paying jobs in renewable energy.

Energy Poll – July 2020

  • Center Forward conducted a poll in swing Congressional districts with large energy production to help understand how officials are perceived when they talk about energy in these energy-rich places.
  • Survey was done online, N=1800 (300 + 6 Congressional districts), overall 95% confidence interval +/- 2.3%
  • We found that voters want to hear elected officials in these districts talk about a smooth transition that will protect their area’s economy and get us to net-zero carbon pollution.

Energy Infrastructure Poll – October 2020

  • Center Forward conducted a poll on energy infrastructure to gauge public openness to investing in energy infrastructure (large-scale wind + solar, electric grid upgrades, etc.).
  • Survey was done online, N=1000 national registered voters, 95% confidence interval +/-3.1%
  • We found that voters want to invest in our infrastructure to make our energy cheaper, cleaner, and safer.