SHOT: The overwhelming majority of Americans, including more than half of Republicans, support President Biden’s American Rescue Plan.
A new Morning Consult poll showed that 76 percent of Americans say they support President Biden’s stimulus package.
That same poll shows that more than half of Republican voters support the plan. By a two-to-one margin, Republicans support the plan 60 percent to 30 percent.
CHASER: It is the Republicans in Congress who are out of touch with what Americans really need. Members of the Floridian Republican delegation have spoken out against the Plan even though it is what the majority of Floridians want. And it has bipartisan support from local leaders.
Rep. Byron Donalds said that the “cornerstone of Biden’s COVID relief bill” is “wasteful spending” despite the fact that only one in five Americans agree with Republican lawmakers that the package is too big. According to a CBS News poll, nearly eight in ten Americans are satisfied with the size of the plan or think it should be bigger—39 percent say it’s the right size and another 40 percent say it’s not big enough.
Rep. Greg Steube said in a tweet that the covid relief package is going towards Democrats’ “partisan priorities” and that Democrats “are literally showing us how little helping Americans matters to them by the trillions.” The truth is, the American people know what is in the American Rescue Plan and they overwhelmingly support key provisions of the package.
According to a recent Quinnipiac poll, the vast majority of Americans support additional $1,400 stimulus payments with 78 percent supporting and 18 percent opposing.
According to the same Quinnipiac poll, a majority also say they support increasing the minimum wage to $15 an hour with 61 percent supporting it, nearly double the 36 percent who oppose it
According to a Yahoo News/YouGov poll, Americans support increased federal funding for vaccinations by a substantial margin, 69 percent to 17 percent