A new poll conducted by Data for Progress and the Justice Collaborative Institute recently found that 76% of swing state voters support the new coronavirus relief proposal, which has passed in the House but been stalled in the Senate by Majority Leader Mitch McConnell.
The poll surveyed voters in 19 battleground states – Alabama, Arizona, Colorado, Florida, Georgia, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Maine, Michigan, Minnesota, Montana, New Hampshire, New Mexico, North Carolina, Pennsylvania, Texas, and Wisconsin – and found that 68% of surveyed Republican voters and 77% of Independents support the legislation.
The bill would distribute trillions of dollars in aid earmarked to assist with overcoming public health and economic challenges resulting from the COVID-19 pandemic. Funds would be used to extend expiring unemployment benefits, and to provide $1 trillion to states struggling to bridge massive budget gaps. It also includes $75 billion for coronavirus testing, tracing, and treatment, and billions more for hazard pay, child care, and workplace safety for essential workers.
Read more about support for and opposition to the bill, and the potential consequences of its delay, here.