POLLING ROUNDUP: MAJORITY OF VOTERS — INCLUDING REPUBLICANS — SUPPORT THE AMERICAN RESCUE PLAN

A majority of Americans across party lines are throwing their support behind President Joe Biden’s bipartisan American Rescue Plan. Polls across the board show strong support from Republican voters both for the plan as a whole and its individual provisions.

  • Morning Consult: 76% of voters, including 60% of Republicans, support the American Rescue Plan by a margin of +30 points. [2/22/21]

  • Data For Progress/Invest in America Action: 88% of voters, including 86% of Republicans and 87% of Independents, support direct financial aid for small businesses as part of Covid relief [2/22/21]

  • Navigator Research: 73% of Americans support the American Rescue Plan and 53% of Republicans support passing President Biden’s entire stimulus plan. [2/15/21]

  • Hill/HarrisX: 67% of registered voters, including approximately 60% of Republicans, support Democrats’ use of budget reconciliation to pass an additional coronavirus relief package. [2/9/21]

  • CBS News/YouGov: 83% of Americans support another round of Covid relief, and 61% of Republicans believe the size of the American Rescue Plan is either about right or not large enough. [2/8/21]

  • Data For Progress/Invest in America Action: 69% of voters, including 55% of Republicans and 70% of Independents, prefer to pass more relief as soon as possible. American voters also support passing a coronavirus relief package as soon as possible, even if Republicans fail to come on board, by a +20 point margin. [2/1/21]

  • Data For Progress: 71% of likely voters, including 59% of Republicans, support a $2 trillion economic stimulus package. [1/25/21]

  • Vox/Data For Progress: 64% of likely voters support passing additional Covid relief through budget reconciliation, including 47% of Republicans. [1/25/21]

  • Crooked Media/Change Research: 69% of voters support the American Rescue Plan – including 4 out of 10 Trump voters. [1/23/21]

  • GQR/Invest in America Action: 77% of Americans, including 73% of Independents, and 64% of Republicans, support a major new stimulus package. [1/18/21]

Morning Consult: With Congressional Stimulus Fight Looming, 76% of Voters Back $1.9 Trillion Plan, Including 60% of Republicans
“As the House prepares to pass President Joe Biden’s $1.9 trillion stimulus package this week and the Senate readies to take it up for debate soon after, lawmakers are gearing up for another partisan fight.

While Republicans in Congress have balked at the overall price tag for Biden’s proposed package, new Morning Consult/Politico polling shows that the public — including Republican voters — overwhelmingly supports the legislation.

In the poll, which was conducted Feb. 19-22 among 2,013 registered voters and has a margin of error of 2 percentage points, 76 percent said they back the stimulus package, including 52 percent who said they “strongly” support the bill. Only 17 percent of voters said they oppose it.”

Data For Progress/Invest in America Action Poll
“From February 19 to February 22, 2021, Data for Progress conducted a survey of 1555 likely voters nationally using web panel respondents. The sample was weighted to be representative of likely voters by age, gender, education, race, and voting history. The survey was conducted in English. The margin of error is ±2 percentage points.” 

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

The Hill: Poll: Majority support Democrats using budget reconciliation to pass coronavirus relief
“A majority of voters approve of the Democrats using budget reconciliation to pass coronavirus relief, a new Hill-HarrisX poll finds.

The survey comes as Congress passed a budget resolution this month to allow for budget reconciliation, a process which would allow them to pass another coronavirus stimulus bill with a simple majority.

Sixty-seven percent of registered voters in the Feb. 8-9 survey said they support Democratic lawmakers using the budget reconciliation process to pass an additional relief package.”

“Roughly 6 in 10 Republican respondents support Democrats in Congress using budget reconciliation to pass another stimulus package.”

CBS: Large bipartisan majority of Americans favor more COVID economic relief
“A very large and bipartisan majority of Americans would support congressional passage of a new stimulus bill to help those impacted by the pandemic, and many would prefer that it receive bipartisan support in Congress, too. Meanwhile, a majority give President Joe Biden good marks for his handling of the coronavirus outbreak, and for his job as president overall in the opening weeks of his administration.”

“Large majorities of Democrats, Republicans, and independents, as well as Americans of all income levels would approve of a COVID relief package.”

Data For Progress/Invest in America Action Poll: MEMO: VOTERS WANT IMMEDIATE, SUBSTANTIAL CORONAVIRUS RELIEF AID
“President Biden’s proposed $1.9 trillion coronavirus stimulus package offers much needed support to American workers, frontline workers and small businesses. Republican reactions to the proposal, however, drew attention to both the cost of the bill and the timing of the bill. Senator Susan Collins, for example, criticized the bill for being rushed and pointed to the need to wait and see what additional aid is needed in a few months, given that Congress just passed a bill in December. New polling from January 29 to February 1st by Data for Progress and Invest in America of 1,126 likely voters tested attitudes on the main Republican arguments against the bill, the timing and manner in which the bill should be passed, and support for individual provisions in the bill. We find overwhelming support for further aid to be passed as soon as possible, even if this means it moves forward without Republican support. As Democrats in the Senate start the process of reconciliation, it is imperative that they push forward this much needed aid to Americans — which is supported by the majority of voters across party lines — and take the necessary steps to start our economic recovery.”

Data For Progress: AMERICANS WANT BIDEN TO GO BIG ON CORONAVIRUS RELIEF 
“In a new experiment from Data for Progress, we asked likely voters whether or not they would support or oppose “an economic stimulus package that would send stimulus checks to most Americans, renew and extend expanded unemployment insurance, create clean energy jobs, and rebuild the nation’s infrastructure while addressing climate change.” Half the sample was told this would cost $2 trillion, while the other half was told this would cost $4 trillion.

We find that both proposals are almost equally popular. Among all likely voters, the $2 trillion plan is backed by a 49-percentage-point margin, while the $4 trillion plan enjoys a 44-point margin of support. Among voters that self-identify as Democrats, the $4 trillion proposal is actually two-points more popular than the $2 trillion proposal. While we find that a $2 trillion package is modestly more popular than the $4 trillion in spending among likely voters that self-identify as Independent / Third Party and Republican, the latter plan still enjoys majority support from both groups.”

Vox/Data For Progress Poll
“From January 22 to January 25, 2021, Data for Progress conducted a survey of 1164 likely voters nationally using web panel respondents. The sample was weighted to be representative of likely voters by age, gender, education, race, and voting history. The survey was conducted in English. The margin of error is ±2.9 percentage points.”

Crooked Media: PollerCoaster: What Voters Want in Biden’s First 100 Days
“69% of voters support Biden’s American Rescue Plan – including 4 out of 10 Trump voters. The plan was described to voters as a $1.9 trillion pandemic relief package that would distribute the vaccine more quickly, provide $1400 to individuals, increase unemployment benefits, require paid leave, subsidize childcare, create 100,000 public health jobs, provide rental aid and small business aid, and more. Only 26% of voters oppose the plan, and among Trump voters, support rises to 52% in households with incomes under $50,000.”

GQR/Invest in America Action: GQR SURVEY FOR ‘INVEST IN AMERICA ACTION’ FINDS 77% SUPPORT FOR A MAJOR NEW STIMULUS PACKAGE
“There is overwhelming public support for another sweeping stimulus package to help the country rebound from the health and economic crisis caused by COVID-19. A new survey finds that a lopsided, bipartisan majority – over three quarters of all registered voters – want another major stimulus package, and that most of those want it to be bigger than last December’s stimulus bill.

The desire for a major new spending package is notably broad: strong majorities of both Biden and Trump voters, both Democrats and Republicans, both liberals and conservatives, all support it. The support is also fiercely stubborn: even after hearing a balanced debate on this question, including strong arguments about the perils of deficits and debt, support for another stimulus package barely moves.”