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Paid leave is incredibly popular — even with Republicans (VOX)

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Paid leave is incredibly popular — even with Republicans – By Gregory Svirnovskiy (VOX) / June 7 2021

Democrats, Republicans, and independents overwhelmingly support federal paid leave policies.

Federal paid leave is overwhelmingly popular — so popular, according to a new poll, that people are willing to pay to keep it.

That poll, commissioned by Paid Leave for All Action, an advocacy group that promotes paid leave policies, surveyed 1,070 likely voters from seven battleground states (Arizona, Florida, Georgia, Nevada, North Carolina, Pennsylvania, and Wisconsin). It found that 84 percent of likely voters, including 74 percent of Republicans, support paid leave programs; 69 percent of those polled, including 55 percent of surveyed Republicans, would support a federal leave standard even if they’d have to pay more in taxes to sustain it.

The survey, which was taken from May 14 to 20, had results that are markedly similar to other recent polls on the issue.

For example, a YouGov poll from early April found 82 percent of Americans believe employees should be able to take paid maternity leave, and that 68 percent thought paid maternity and paternity leave ought to be offered.

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