Despite support among lawmakers being divided along party lines, more than two-thirds of Americans favor President Joe Biden’s coronavirus relief package’s essential components, such as stimulus checks and a rise in the minimum wage.
A majority of Americans support Biden’s measures to fight the epidemic, according to a survey conducted by Yahoo News on Monday. The two most well-liked proposals were the addition of $1,400 to Stimulus Check payouts and more federal spending on vaccines. In addition, 58% of respondents favored raising the federal minimum wage to $15 an hour, one of the most divisive aspects of the president’s proposal in Congress.
Stimulus Checks Are Popular With US Citizens
Given that the majority of respondents liked the stimulus check suggestions, White House Chief of Staff Ron Klain tweeted about the survey findings on Tuesday and claimed that Biden’s agenda is cross-partisan. But Biden’s strategy is going down a contentious road. Ten Republican senators met with the president on Monday to discuss their counter-proposal, which is expected to cost $618 billion, or one-third of Vice President Biden’s proposed $2 trillion budget.
The counter-proposal recommended $1,000 stimulus payments instead of raising the minimum wage. Bipartisanship will be improbable since Democrats filed a joint resolution on Monday to use budget reconciliation to approve Biden’s assistance package, and because Biden and his administration have already said they will not remove components of the stimulus plan merely to get a measure passed. Many others, meanwhile, are against the concept of extra help. According to the Redfield & Wilton Strategies/Newsweek study, 15% of respondents are undecided, while 18% are opposed to new inflation checks. Another 3% are unsure of their view on the issue.