Majority Still Say COVID-19 Stimulus ‘Essential,’ But Most GOP Voters Disagree
Congress and President Biden are wrangling over legislation that would send Americans another round of stimulus checks, and a majority of voters say a new round of stimulus checks is necessary to help the country recover from the COVID-19 pandemic.
The latest Rasmussen Reports national telephone and online survey finds that 59% of Likely U.S. Voters think a second stimulus is essential to America’s COVID comeback. Twenty-four percent (32%) disagree and say a second check would push the federal budget deficit dangerously higher. (To see survey question wording, click here.)
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The survey of 1,000 U.S. Likely Voters was conducted on January 31 and February 1, 2021 by Rasmussen Reports. The margin of sampling error is +/- 3 percentage points with a 95% level of confidence. Field work for all Rasmussen Reports surveys is conducted by Pulse Opinion Research, LLC. See methodology.
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