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Half of Republicans Back Joe Biden’s COVID Relief Plan Because of Stimulus Checks: Poll

Thursday, February 18, 2021

Half of all Republicans believe that President Joe Biden’s $1.9 trillion COVID-19 relief package should be passed because of the proposed round of $1,400 stimulus checks, according to a new poll. A 53 percent majority of Republicans support passing Biden’s entire stimulus plan, with 50 percent citing the direct payments as the most convincing reason to support the plan, according to a survey that Democratic polling organization Navigator Research released on Thursday. A February 3 poll from Quinnipiac University, which is nonpartisan, found that 64 percent of Republicans supported the $1,400 checks while 37 percent supported the larger stimulus package.

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