Poll: Majority of Republicans Back Biden’s $1.9T Relief Plan


A majority of Republican voters supported President Joe Biden’s $1.9 trillion COVID-19 relief package, according to a new poll.

The Morning Consult poll found 60 percent of Republicans supported the stimulus bill, scheduled to be voted on this week. Of that majority, 34 percent said they strongly supported the measure, and 26 percent said they somewhat supported it.

Democrats (89 percent) and independents (71 percent) were bigger supporters of the coronavirus relief package, per Newsweek on Wednesday.

Overall, 76 percent of Americans said they supported the package, which included $1,400 direct payments to eligible citizens, extended unemployment benefits, and funded states and local governments.

The survey was conducted Feb. 19-22 with 2,013 registered U. S. voters. It reported a plus/minus margin of 2 percent.

The Morning Consult poll produced results similar to those from a Quinnipiac University survey earlier this month. Quinnipiac found 64 percent of Republicans supported $1,400 stimulus checks.

Biden’s proposed stimulus package was approved by the House Budget Committee on Monday. The bill will be voted o… (Read more)