PANDEMIC RELIEF PLAN
Among voters nationwide
As you may know, Congress is currently considering a $1.9 trillion stimulus plan in response to the coronavirus pandemic. Have you heard a lot, a little, or nothing at all about this plan?
A lot: 53%
A little: 41%
RON’S COMMENT: Nearly every voter has heard something about the $1.9 trillion stimulus plan.
In general, do you support or oppose this plan?
RON’S COMMENT: 62% support the plan based on the question asked in The Economist’s poll…. Another poll, conducted by Morning Consult (Feb. 26-March 1), finds that an even bigger 77% of voters support the plan when benefits are itemized in the survey question, such as direct payments, enhanced unemployment benefits and funding for state and local governments as well as K-12 schools and universities.
Republicans in the Senate say they will not support this plan unless the Democratic sponsors make significant cuts to the overall spending amount. Should cuts be made to the plan in order to get bipartisan support or should the full spending plan remain intact even if it only gets support from one party?
Cuts should be made: 48%
Full plan should remain intact: 45%
RON’S COMMENT: Voters are nearly evenly split on the size of the relief plan, with slightly more favoring the Republican approach of smaller spending.