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“More than half of likely voters said they knew ‘little or nothing’ about the program in a May poll conducted by Data for Progress, a statistic borne out by Lysen and Fallon’s canvassing. Some of the parents who answered the door had no idea what the two were talking about; most others said they had heard of the child tax credit but had no idea who would get it, how, or why. Nobody really understood what it was, aside from the drenched guys with their clipboards.” The new child tax credit is starting to hit bank accounts and could radically reduce poverty … for those who know about it. The Atlantic: Cash for Kids Comes to the United States.

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