Recent CEP Poll Finds Majority Support for Federal REINS Act Reforms and Welfare Work Requirements

A new nationwide survey by the Center for Excellence in Polling (CEP), conducted in partnership with OnMessage Inc., found that both congressional approval for costly rules—as found in the Regulations From the Executive Need of Scrutiny (REINS) Act—and welfare work requirements have majority support among likely voters.

Topline support numbers include:

  • A strong majority of likely voters across demographics groups support welfare work requirements, with 78 percent overall support.
  • A majority of likely voters in all parties surveyed support requiring congressional approval of costly regulations, with 68 percent overall support.

 “With inflation out of control and the economy in recession, the American people are demanding an end to reckless government spending, deepening dependency, and runaway regulation,” said Nicholas Stehle, Vice President of Communications at the Foundation for Government Accountability, of which CEP is a project. “This new polling confirms that bipartisan majorities of voters are fed up and ready for bold reform.”

Methodology: The following survey was conducted by OnMessage Inc. nationwide. Telephone interviews were conducted on July 23-26, 2022. This survey consists of 1,200 likely voters and was stratified to reflect historical turnout. The margin of error for this survey is +/- 2.8 percent. This poll was paid for by the Foundation for Government Accountability.