Progressive issues regularly poll over 60%
American politics is regularly fought between the 40-yard lines, with the rule of thumb being 40% of Americans are conservative and 40% are more liberal or Progressive. Any issues polling over 50% are likely to be generating some level of bipartisan support. The following issues, which one might consider progressive, are regularly polling 60% and above.
A public policy polling survey from August 2016 shows the following states with over 60% support of gradually increasing the federal minimum wage to $15 per hour.
New Hampshire 63
North Carolina 61
All of these states are either strongly conservative or swing States.
College affordability is a very Progressive issue yet a CNBC poll from August 2016 shows 62% favor tuition-free state colleges.
Regarding Healthcare, a Gallup poll from March 2016 shows 64% favor Medicare for all.
Criminal Justice Reform is a human rights issue often tied to Progressive values. A Pew Poll from February 2016 informed survey participants that nearly half of prison population is composed of non-violent drug offenders. In response 61% of respondents said that’s excessive. On the same issue, The Tarrance Group, Feb 2016, asked whether the federal government is spending too much tax money keeping non-violent offenders Behind Bars. Over 67% in Florida, North Carolina, Nevada, Kentucky, Missouri and Wisconsin said yes. Again, all these states are either strongly conservative or swing States.
A Gallup Poll from April 2016 showed 61% agree upper-income people pay too little in taxes.
These are but a few issues typically considered Progressive that have bi partisan support. We know this includes many who would self-identify as conservative…because 60% can’t happen without them.