25% Support Build Back Better Tax Break for Trial Lawyers; 56% Oppose

The Build Back Better legislation passed by the House of Representatives includes a special $2.5 billion tax break for trial lawyers. A Scott Rasmussen national survey found that 25% favor this tax break while 56% are opposed.

Seventy-two percent (72%) of Republicans oppose the tax break. Independents are opposed by a 58% to 18% margin. A modest plurality (46%) of Democrats, however, like the idea of a special tax break for trial lawyers.

The Build Back Better plan–called the Big Government Socialism Bill by Republicans– is struggling in the Senate. One reason is that the legislation has a number of extraordinarily unpopular provisions.

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A proposal has been made that would give a special $2.5 billion tax break for trial lawyers. Do you favor or oppose this proposal?

11%    Strongly favor

14%    Somewhat favor

21%    Somewhat oppose

35%    Strongly oppose

19%    Not sure


The survey of 1,200 Registered Voters was conducted online by Scott Rasmussen on November 29-30, 2021. Field work for the survey was conducted by RMG Research, Inc. Certain quotas were applied, and the sample was lightly weighted by geography, gender, age, race, education, internet usage, and political party to reasonably reflect the nation’s population of Registered Voters. Other variables were reviewed to ensure that the final sample is representative of that population.

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