With costs rising, voters notice who is and who isn’t standing up for the expanded Child Tax Credit. Silence on the CTC is hurting its supporters, but the issue can be a strong attack against opponents. Some officeholders avoid mentioning the historic gains made with the CTC because they view its expiration as “a failure.” Stopping the CTC checks caused a backlash against its supporters, rather than against opponents actively blocking its renewal. Data show the CTC is still highly popular with key turnout and swing voters. Supporting its renewal can help turn the tide for CTC supporters in the midterms, as a key response to inflation concerns.