RELEASE: Majority of Americans, New Hampshire Voters, and Republicans Support Biden’s COVID Relief
Concord, N.H. -- Today, Governor Chris Sununu said explicitly that he would vote against President Biden’s COVID relief bill that a majority of Americans and Granite Staters support -- including most Republicans. According to a Morning Consult/Politico poll, 76% of voters support Biden’s stimulus plan -- including 60% of Republicans. An analysis of polling data conducted by The Economist shows that it is the most popular legislative proposal in well over a decade, and a HarrisX/The Hill poll found that a majority of Republican voters back Democrats' efforts to pass the COVID relief bill -- with or without support from Washington Republicans. The specifics of the bill are also just as popular with Granite Staters. According to the UNH Survey Center, 65% of Granite Staters want another round of stimulus checks -- including a plurality of New Hampshire Republicans. Nationally, 80% of Americans support more stimulus checks -- including most Republicans. Despite the overwhelming support for President Biden’s COVID relief bill that would bring billions of dollars in federal relief to Granite Staters hurt by the pandemic, Chris Sununu said point-blank that he would side with the Kochs and Washington Republicans and vote “no.” “Chris Sununu’s response that he would not support President Biden’s COVID relief plan that has received overwhelming support from Americans -- whether they’re Democrat or Republican -- shows that he is taking his talking points from Washignton Republicans, the Kochs, and special interest who don’t want Granite Staters, working Americans, and small businesses to get the necessary COVID relief they need,” said New Hampshire Democratic Party Chair Ray Buckley.