Republicans Plan To Vote Against Direct Payments Supported By The Vast Majority Of Their Constituents
February 26, 2021
Today, the House of Representatives will vote on giving direct payments to Americans struggling through the pandemic. The overwhelming majority of Americans, including more than half of Republican voters, support these checks—yet Republican lawmakers plan to vote against them. They are out of touch with the American people and their own voters.
Poll after poll has shown that the overwhelming majority of Americans, including more than half of Republicans, support stimulus checks.
New York Times: “In the SurveyMonkey poll, 4 in 5 respondents said it was important for the relief bill to include $1,400 direct checks, including nearly 7 in 10 Republicans.”
New York Times: “The poll found that 78 percent of Americans supported the stimulus checks, including 90 percent of Democrats and 64 percent of Republicans — suggesting that Republicans in Congress who want to reduce the checks to $1,000 are out of step with their constituents on this issue.”
Yahoo News: “Of all 20 policies covered by the poll, the two most popular were the ones at the center of Biden’s current COVID proposal: $2,000 relief checks (74 percent favor vs. 13 percent oppose) and increased federal funding for vaccination (69 percent favor vs. 17 percent oppose).”